What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are in the market 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 identify what size air conditioner you need 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 ensure you have an air conditioner that matches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t paying for a system that is larger than you need. On the flip side, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and forcing it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the appropriate humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping your indoor temps cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is too large, probabilities are it will get to the desired temperature too rapidly to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy bills – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your house, you are forcing it to work more regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to help your utility bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings moving forward.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you choose a system that is too large for your home, it will quickly 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 shopping for 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 decision for you. Give our experts a call at 303-647-5749 or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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