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 look at all the different options available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to determine 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 right sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to confirm you have an air conditioner that matches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t throwing money at a system that is larger than you actually need. On the other hand, you don’t want to try and cut corners by buying a smaller system and pushing it to work harder.

There are a variety of reasons you want to make sure to get 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 lessen humidity. If your system is too big, odds are it will meet the desired temperature too rapidly to address the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining utility bills – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your indoor space, you are pushing it to work more often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your energy bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings in coming months.
  • Allowing appropriate cycling – If you select a system that is too great for your needs, it will swiftly cool down your home and shut off, not allowing 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 professionals help you take the guesswork out of picking the appropriate air conditioner for you. Finding the appropriate size is just one of a lot of considerations while shopping for air conditioners. Our team can help guide you through your options and assess your home and space to provide expertise into what will be the best decision for you. Give our experts a call at 801-396-0637 or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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