What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are looking for a new air conditioner, it can be a little daunting to look at all the different options available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to understand what size air conditioner you should get to meet your home’s cooling demands. Efficiency is often top of mind, but it’s also 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 throwing money at a system that is larger than you actually need. 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 a few reasons you should make sure to get 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 reduce humidity. If your system is too large, chances are it will reach the desired temperature too fast to assist with the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy bills – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your indoor space, you are pushing it to work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to benefit your energy costs. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings down the road.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you choose a system that is too great for your needs, it will quickly 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 best sized air conditioner for you. Finding the appropriate size is just one of a lot of considerations while shopping for air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide insight into what will be the best choice for you. Give our experts a call at 908-448-2154 or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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