What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are getting ready for a new air conditioner, it can be a little daunting to review all the different options you can get. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to understand what size air conditioner you should get to meet your home’s cooling requirements. 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 spending money on a system that is larger than you need. On the flip side, you don’t want to try and cut expenses by buying a smaller system and driving it to work harder.

There are a few reasons you want to 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 too large, probabilities are it will get to 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 home, you are making it work more regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your energy 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 home, it will quickly cool down your home 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 constantly.

Let our professionals help you take the guesswork out of picking the right air conditioner for you. Finding the best 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 us a call at 440-252-1375 or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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