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 examine all the different options available. One of the first things, and perhaps the most critical, is to identify what size air conditioner you need 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 appropriately sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to ensure you have an air conditioner that matches 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 hand, you don’t want to try and cut costs by buying a smaller system and pushing it to work harder.

There are a few reasons you should make sure to purchase the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping your indoor space cool, but it also works to lessen humidity. If your system is outsized, odds are it will reach the desired temperature too rapidly 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 house, you are pushing it to work more frequently or possibly constantly. This isn’t going to be great for your utility bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t deliver savings down the road.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you choose a system that is too great for your home, it will quickly cool down your home and shut off, not permitting 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 relentlessly.

Let our experts help you take the guesswork out of picking the best sized air conditioner for your home. Finding the appropriate size is just one of several considerations while exploring air conditioners. Our team can help walk you through your options and assess your home and space to provide expertise into what will be the best choice for you. Give our professionals a call at 865-229-6176 or you can visit us online to easily request an appointment.

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