What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are getting ready for a new air conditioner, it can be a little daunting to review all the different options out there. 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 requirements. 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 confirm 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 really need for your space. On the other side, you don’t want to try and cut costs 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 suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor temps cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is too big, probabilities are it will reach the desired temperature too fast to address the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – While a system that is too small could still be able to keep up with cooling your home, you are making it work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your energy bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings in coming months.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you select a system that is too large for your home, it will swiftly cool down your home 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 constantly.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of picking the appropriate air conditioner for you. Finding the correct size is just one of many considerations while shopping for air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and assess your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best choice for you. Give our professionals a call at 919-578-4329 or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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