What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are getting ready for a new air conditioner, it can be overwhelming 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 meets 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 purchase the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor air cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is too big, odds are it will reach the desired temperature too quickly 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 often or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to benefit your energy bills. You may have saved on initial 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 letting 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 best sized air conditioner for your home. Finding the appropriate size is just one of many considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best decision for you. Give our experts a call at 605-223-0307 or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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