What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are looking for a new air conditioner, it can be intimidating to look at all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most important, is to understand what size air conditioner you should get to meet your home’s cooling requirements. Efficiency is often top of mind, but just as important is making 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 paying for a system that is larger than you need. On the other hand, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and pushing it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor air cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is too large, odds are it will meet the desired temperature too rapidly to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small may still be able to keep up with cooling your house, you are forcing it to work more frequently 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 deliver savings in coming months.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you choose a system that is too big for your needs, it will rapidly cool down your house and shut off, not letting your air conditioner to run through the proper cycling. This impacts your energy bills, because your air conditioner will be turning on and off constantly.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of selecting the best sized air conditioner for your family. Finding the correct size is just one of several considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and examine your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best selection for you. Give us a call at or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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