What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are looking for a new air conditioner, it can be overwhelming to review all the different options you can get. One of the first things, and perhaps the most important, is to determine what size air conditioner you want to meet your home’s cooling demands. Efficiency is often top of mind, but just as important is making sure you get the right sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to ensure you have an air conditioner that meets your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t throwing money at a system that is larger than you need. On the flip side, you don’t want to try and cut corners by buying a smaller system and driving 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 help to keep your indoor temps cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is too big, probabilities are it will get to the desired temperature too rapidly to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining utility bills – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your home, you are pushing it to work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your energy bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings moving forward.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you choose a system that is too great for your home, it will swiftly cool down your indoor space 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 all the time.

Let our experts help you take the guesswork out of selecting the right air conditioner for your family. Finding the correct size is just one of several considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and assess your home and space to provide expertise into what will be the best decision for you. Give our experts a call at 512-596-1257 or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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