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 review all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most important, is to determine what size air conditioner you want to meet your home’s cooling requirements. Efficiency is often top of mind, but it’s also 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 throwing money at a system that is larger than you actually 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 several reasons you want to make sure to purchase the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor air cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is too large, chances are it will reach 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 forcing it to work more regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to benefit your utility bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings moving forward.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you pick a system that is too large for your home, it will swiftly cool down your house and shut off, not allowing 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 us help you take the guesswork out of selecting the appropriate air conditioner for your family. Finding the best size is just one of many considerations while shopping for air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and examine your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best selection for you. Give our experts a call at 859-905-0834 or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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