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 look at all the different options available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most important, is to identify what size air conditioner you want 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 make sure you have an air conditioner that reaches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t spending money on a system that is larger than you actually 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 several reasons you will want to make sure to purchase the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only support keeping your indoor air cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is too big, odds are it will get to the desired temperature too quickly to assist with the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining utility bills – While a system that is too small could still be able to keep up with cooling your house, 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 initial costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings moving forward.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you select a system that is too big for your needs, it will swiftly cool down your house and shut off, not allowing 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 us help you take the guesswork out of picking the right air conditioner for you. Finding the best size is just one of several considerations while shopping for air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and assess your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best choice for you. Give us a call at 317-527-0271 or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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