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 critical, is to identify what size air conditioner you need 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 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 expenses 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 appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only support keeping your indoor space cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is too big, chances are it will get to the desired temperature too fast to address 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 often 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 down the road.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you choose a system that is too big for your home, it will swiftly cool down your house 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 relentlessly.

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 several considerations while shopping for air conditioners. Our team can help guide you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide insight into what will be the best choice for you. Give us a call at 317-527-0271 or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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