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 you can get. One of the first things, and perhaps the most important, 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 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 throwing money at a system that is larger than you actually need. On the other side, you don’t want to try and cut expenses by buying a smaller system and driving it to work harder.

There are a few 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 reduce humidity. If your system is outsized, odds are it will reach the desired temperature too fast to address the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy bills – While a system that is too small may still be able to keep up with cooling your indoor space, you are pushing it to work more often 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 offer savings moving forward.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you choose a system that is too great for your needs, 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 best sized air conditioner for your home. Finding the appropriate size is just one of many considerations while shopping for air conditioners. Our team can help guide 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 go online to easily request an appointment.

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