What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are getting ready for a new air conditioner, it can be overwhelming 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 need to meet your home’s cooling demands. Efficiency is often top of mind, but it’s just as important to make sure you get the appropriately sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to confirm you have an air conditioner that meets your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t paying for a system that is larger than you actually need. On the other hand, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and driving it to work harder.

There are several reasons you should make sure to purchase the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping 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 assist with the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small could still be able to keep up with cooling your home, you are making it work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your energy costs. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings down the road.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you select a system that is too large for your house, it will quickly cool down your house and shut off, not permitting 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 selecting the right air conditioner for your family. Finding the best size is just one of several considerations while shopping for air conditioners. Our team can help guide you through your options and examine your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best decision for you. Give our professionals a call at 925-364-5427 or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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