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 available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to identify what size air conditioner you want to meet your home’s cooling needs. Efficiency is often top of mind, but just as important is making 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 paying for a system that is larger than you need. On the other side, you don’t want to try and cut corners by buying a smaller system and pushing it to work harder.

There are a variety of reasons you will 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 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 house, you are forcing it to work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy costs. You may have saved on initial costs for the equipment, but it won’t deliver savings down the road.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you pick a system that is too large for your home, it will quickly cool down your house and shut off, not permitting your air conditioner to run through the proper cycling. This impacts your energy bills, because your air conditioner will be turning on and off relentlessly.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of selecting the right air conditioner for your home. Finding the correct size is just one of a lot of 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 decision for you. Give our professionals a call at 713-396-3760 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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