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 examine all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most significant, is to identify what size air conditioner you want to meet your home’s cooling requirements. 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 reaches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t paying for a system that is larger than you really need for your space. On the flip side, 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 will want to make sure to find the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor temps cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is too big, odds are it will reach the desired temperature too quickly 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 pushing it to work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy costs. You may have saved on initial costs for the equipment, but it won’t deliver 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 permitting your air conditioner to run through the proper cycling. This impacts your energy bills, because your air conditioner will be turning on and off relentlessly.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of choosing the best sized air conditioner for you. Finding the correct size is just one of several considerations while shopping for air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and examine your home and space to provide expertise into what will be the best choice for you. Give us a call at 204-800-0613 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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