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 overwhelming to look at all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to identify what size air conditioner you need to meet your home’s cooling demands. Efficiency is often top of mind, but just as important is making sure you get the right sized system that will also work effectively.

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

There are a few reasons you want to make sure to get the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping your indoor space cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is too large, chances are it will meet the desired temperature too rapidly to address the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small could still be able to keep up with cooling your house, you are forcing it to 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 moving forward.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you select a system that is too large for your house, it will rapidly cool down your house and shut off, not permitting 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 family. Finding the best size is just one of several considerations while shopping for air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and examine your home and space to provide insight into what will be the best choice 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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