What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are getting ready for a new air conditioner, it can be intimidating to look at all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most important, is to understand what size air conditioner you want to meet your home’s cooling demands. Efficiency is often top of mind, but it’s also important to make sure you get the appropriately sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to confirm you have an air conditioner that matches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t paying for a system that is larger than you need. On the flip side, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and forcing it to work harder.

There are a few reasons you want to make sure to find the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only support keeping your indoor temps cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is too big, chances are it will get to the desired temperature too quickly to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining utility bills – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your home, you are forcing it to work more regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your energy costs. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings in coming months.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you select a system that is too great for your home, it will quickly cool down your home and shut off, not allowing your air conditioner to run through the proper cycling. This also affects your energy bills, because your air conditioner will be turning on and off constantly.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of selecting the best sized air conditioner for you. Finding the best size is just one of many considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help guide you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide expertise into what will be the best decision for you. Give our professionals a call at (713) 352-7887 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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