What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are looking 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 important, is to identify what size air conditioner you want 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 correctly sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to ensure you have an air conditioner that reaches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t throwing money at a system that is larger than you actually need. On the other hand, 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 help to keep your indoor space cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is too big, odds are it will meet the desired temperature too rapidly to address the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy bills – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your indoor space, you are forcing it to work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t deliver savings down the road.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you choose a system that is too great for your home, it will quickly cool down your home and shut off, not letting 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 right air conditioner for your home. Finding the appropriate size is just one of a lot of considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help guide you through your options and assess your home and space to provide expertise into what will be the best choice for you. Give our professionals a call at 304-760-5088 or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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