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 important, 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 correctly 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 paying for a system that is larger than you actually need. On the flip side, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and driving it to work harder.

There are several reasons you should make sure to get the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping your indoor air cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is outsized, probabilities are it will get to the desired temperature too fast to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy bills – While a system that is too small could still be able to keep up with cooling your home, you are making it work more regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your utility bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings moving forward.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you pick a system that is too great for your needs, it will quickly cool down your home 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 constantly.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of picking the right air conditioner for your home. Finding the appropriate size is just one of many considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and examine your home and space to provide insight into what will be the best selection for you. Give our experts a call at 440-252-1375 or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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