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 a little daunting to look at all the different options you can get. One of the first things, and perhaps the most significant, is to understand what size air conditioner you want 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 ensure 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 hand, 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 get the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only support keeping your indoor temps cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is too large, probabilities are it will meet the desired temperature too quickly to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your house, you are making it work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your utility bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings down the road.
  • 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 also affects 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 our experts a call at 301-476-4577 or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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