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 examine all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most significant, is to identify what size air conditioner you should get to meet your home’s cooling requirements. Efficiency is often top of mind, but just as important is making sure you get the appropriately sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to make sure you have an air conditioner that reaches 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 pushing it to work harder.

There are a variety of reasons you should make sure to get the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor air cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is outsized, odds are it will meet the desired temperature too rapidly 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 regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy bills. You may have saved on initial costs for the equipment, but it won’t deliver savings down the road.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you pick a system that is too great for your needs, it will rapidly cool down your house and shut off, not letting your air conditioner to run through the proper cycling. This can also impact your energy bills, because your air conditioner will be turning on and off constantly.

Let our professionals help you take the guesswork out of choosing the appropriate air conditioner for you. Finding the appropriate size is just one of many considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide insight into what will be the best choice for you. Give us a call at 780-800-9047 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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