What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are getting ready 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 significant, is to identify what size air conditioner you want to meet your home’s cooling needs. 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 make sure you have an air conditioner that meets your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t spending money on a system that is larger than you need. On the other side, you don’t want to try and cut expenses by buying a smaller system and driving 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 proper humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping your indoor temps cool, but it also works to decrease 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 making it work more regularly or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your utility bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings down the road.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you select a system that is too large for your needs, it will quickly cool down your indoor space and shut off, not permitting 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 all the time.

Let our experts help you take the guesswork out of choosing the appropriate 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 assess your home and space to provide expertise into what will be the best decision for you. Give us a call at 303-647-5749 or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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