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 important, is to determine what size air conditioner you need to meet your home’s cooling requirements. 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 matches 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 expenses by buying a smaller system and forcing it to work harder.

There are a variety of reasons you want to make sure to purchase the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor air cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is too large, odds are it will get to the desired temperature too quickly to address 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 often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your utility bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings moving forward.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you select a system that is too great for your home, it will quickly cool down your home and shut off, not allowing 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 selecting the best sized air conditioner for your home. Finding the best size is just one of a lot of considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and examine your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best choice for you. Give our professionals a call at 804-548-4480 or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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