What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are in the market for a new air conditioner, it can be a little daunting to review all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to determine what size air conditioner you need to meet your home’s cooling requirements. Efficiency is often top of mind, but it’s just as important to make sure you get the right 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 spending money on a system that is larger than you need. On the flip side, you don’t want to try and cut corners by buying a smaller system and pushing it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only support keeping your indoor air cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is outsized, probabilities are it will reach the desired temperature too quickly to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small may still be able to keep up with cooling your house, you are pushing it to work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your energy bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t deliver savings moving forward.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you select a system that is too large for your home, it will rapidly cool down your home 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 relentlessly.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of choosing the right air conditioner for your family. Finding the correct size is just one of a lot of considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help guide you through your options and assess your home and space to provide insight into what will be the best selection for you. Give us a call at or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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