What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are getting ready for a new air conditioner, it can be overwhelming to review all the different options available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most significant, is to determine what size air conditioner you need to meet your home’s cooling needs. Efficiency is often top of mind, but it’s also important to make sure you get the correctly sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to make sure you have an air conditioner that meets your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t throwing money at a system that is larger than you need. On the other hand, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and pushing it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor temps cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is outsized, probabilities are it will meet the desired temperature too fast to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small may still be able to keep up with cooling your house, you are forcing it to work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your utility bills. You may have saved on initial costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings moving forward.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you select a system that is too large for your home, it will rapidly cool down your house and shut off, not permitting your air conditioner to run through the proper cycling. This can also impact your energy bills, because your air conditioner will be turning on and off relentlessly.

Let our experts help you take the guesswork out of choosing the right air conditioner for your family. Finding the correct size is just one of many considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide expertise into what will be the best choice for you. Give us a call at 301-476-4577 or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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