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 review all the different options you can get. One of the first things, and perhaps the most important, is to understand what size air conditioner you want 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 reaches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t paying for a system that is larger than you actually need. On the other side, you don’t want to try and cut expenses by buying a smaller system and forcing it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the proper humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor space cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is outsized, chances are it will reach the desired temperature too rapidly to assist with the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy bills – While a system that is too small might keep up with cooling your indoor space, you are making it work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your utility bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings down the road.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you select a system that is too great for your needs, it will swiftly cool down your indoor space 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 choosing the right air conditioner for your home. Finding the appropriate size is just one of a lot of considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and examine your home and space to provide expertise into what will be the best selection for you. Give us a call at 403-279-5760 or you can visit our website to easily request an appointment.

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