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 out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to determine what size air conditioner you should get to meet your home’s cooling needs. 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 ensure you have an air conditioner that reaches 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 corners by buying a smaller system and forcing 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 reduce humidity. If your system is too big, chances are it will reach the desired temperature too quickly to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining utility bills – While a system that is too small could still be able to keep up with cooling your house, you are forcing it to work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for 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 large for your house, it will quickly cool down your home and shut off, not allowing 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 all the time.

Let our professionals help you take the guesswork out of picking the appropriate air conditioner for you. Finding the best size is just one of a lot of considerations while exploring 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 selection for you. Give our experts a call at 308-210-4398 or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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