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 look at all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to determine what size air conditioner you should get to meet your home’s cooling demands. Efficiency is often top of mind, but it’s also important to make sure you get the appropriately 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 costs by buying a smaller system and driving it to work harder.

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

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only support keeping your indoor space cool, but it also works to decrease humidity. If your system is too big, chances are it will reach the desired temperature too fast to aide in the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy bills – While a system that is too small could still be able to keep up with cooling your home, you are forcing it to work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to benefit your utility bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings in coming months.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you choose a system that is too big for your house, it will swiftly cool down your indoor space and shut off, not allowing 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 us help you take the guesswork out of choosing the best sized 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 walk you through your options and assess your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best choice for you. Give us a call at 605-223-0307 or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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