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 out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to identify what size air conditioner you need to meet your home’s cooling requirements. 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 expenses by buying a smaller system and pushing it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only support keeping your indoor air cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is outsized, probabilities are it will reach the desired temperature too rapidly to assist with the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining utility bills – While a system that is too small may still be able to keep up with cooling your home, you are making it work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings in coming months.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you select a system that is too large for your needs, it will quickly cool down your home 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 all the time.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of picking the appropriate 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 take you through your options and assess your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best choice for you. Give us a call at 615-953-9885 or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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