What Size of Air Conditioner do I Need?

August 25, 2017

If you are getting ready for a new air conditioner, it can be a little daunting to examine all the different options out there. One of the first things, and perhaps the most important, is to determine what size air conditioner you want to meet your home’s cooling demands. Efficiency is often top of mind, but just as important is making sure you get the appropriately sized system that will also work effectively.

You want to make sure you have an air conditioner that meets your home comfort needs. You want to ensure you aren’t spending money on 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 should make sure to find the appropriately-sized air conditioner:

  • Keeping the suitable humidity – Air conditioners not only help to keep your indoor temps cool, but it also works to reduce humidity. If your system is too big, probabilities are it will meet the desired temperature too fast to aide in 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 help your energy bills. You may have saved on original costs for the equipment, but it won’t provide savings in coming months.
  • Allowing accurate cycling – If you select a system that is too great for your home, it will rapidly cool down your house and shut off, not letting your air conditioner to run through the proper cycling. This impacts your energy bills, because your air conditioner will be turning on and off relentlessly.

Let our experts help you take the guesswork out of selecting the appropriate air conditioner for your family. Finding the best size is just one of several considerations while researching air conditioners. Our team can help take you through your options and evaluate your home and space to provide guidance into what will be the best selection for you. Give our professionals a call at 613-817-1591 or you can go online to easily request an appointment.

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