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 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 should get to meet your home’s cooling demands. Efficiency is often top of mind, but it’s just as important to make sure you get the right sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to confirm 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 costs by buying a smaller system and forcing it to work harder.

There are a few reasons you will want to make sure to purchase the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor air cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is too large, chances are it will reach 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 indoor space, you are forcing it to work more regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings in coming months.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you pick a system that is too big for your house, it will rapidly cool down your home and shut off, not letting 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 selecting the best sized air conditioner for your family. Finding the appropriate size is just one of a lot of considerations while researching 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 843-619-3781 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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