What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are looking for a new air conditioner, it can be intimidating to look at all the different options available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most important, is to understand what size air conditioner you want to meet your home’s cooling needs. 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 make sure you have an air conditioner that matches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t spending money on a system that is larger than you really need for your space. On the other side, you don’t want to try and cut corners by buying a smaller system and forcing it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping your indoor air cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is too big, probabilities are it will reach the desired temperature too fast to address the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy bills – While a system that is too small could still be able to keep up with cooling your indoor space, you are making it work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your energy costs. You may have saved on initial costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings in coming months.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you pick a system that is too great 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 relentlessly.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of selecting the right air conditioner for your home. Finding the correct size is just one of many considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide insight into what will be the best selection for you. Give our professionals a call at 330-235-1260 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.