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 critical, is to understand what size air conditioner you need 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 matches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t throwing money at a system that is larger than you need. On the other 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 get 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, odds 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 home, you are forcing it to work more regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to benefit your energy bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings down the road.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you pick a system that is too big for your needs, it will swiftly cool down your house 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 our professionals help you take the guesswork out of choosing the appropriate air conditioner for your family. Finding the best size is just one of a lot of considerations while shopping for air conditioners. Our team can help guide you through your options and examine your home and space to provide insight into what will be the best selection for you. Give us a call at 859-905-0834 or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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