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 identify what size air conditioner you should get 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 right sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to confirm you have an air conditioner that reaches your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t throwing money at a system that is larger than you really need for your space. On the other side, 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 will want to make sure to get the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only aide in keeping your indoor temps cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is outsized, probabilities are it will reach the desired temperature too rapidly to assist with the humidity levels.
  • Maintaining energy costs – 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 benefit your energy bills. You may have saved on early costs for the equipment, but it won’t offer savings in coming months.
  • Allowing proper cycling – If you pick a system that is too great for your needs, it will rapidly cool down your home 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 constantly.

Let us help you take the guesswork out of selecting the appropriate air conditioner for your home. Finding the correct size is just one of several considerations while shopping for air conditioners. Our team can help guide you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best choice for you. Give our experts a call at 613-707-2421 or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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