What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

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

You want to ensure you have an air conditioner that meets 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 expenses by buying a smaller system and driving it to work harder.

There are several reasons you want to make sure to get the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping your indoor temps cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is outsized, 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 may still be able to keep up with cooling your house, you are making it work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy costs. You may have saved on initial costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings in coming months.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you choose a system that is too great for your needs, it will quickly cool down your house 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 choosing the appropriate air conditioner for your family. Finding the appropriate size is just one of several considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and assess your home and space to provide expertise into what will be the best decision for you. Give our professionals a call at 780-800-7092 or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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