What Size Air Conditioner is Right For Your Home?

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What Size Air Conditioner is Right For Your Home?

Understanding the correct size air conditioner to install in your home or building may take a little time and study, but it has far-reaching consequences to consider. Your heat and air contractor specializes in specifying the right unit for you, but you’ll be living in and using the space, so it’s important for you to know what you should buy, and why.

We advise getting an energy-efficient system that comfortably and easily cools your environment to 78 degrees in the summer and heats it to 72 degrees in the winter.  That’s the optimal range to keep in mind, even if you choose to bump up the temperature or lower it for your own comfort.

Naturally, a programmable thermostat is an easy way to keep your space at an even temperature year-round. It controls the heat and the air conditioning as well.

Energy Star recommendations include:

  • Raising the room temperature by seven degrees during the summer and lowering it by seven degrees in the winter when you won’t be using the space regularly.
  • Lowering the A/C setting about four degrees every evening when you go to bed, which can be an automatic setting on your programmable thermostat.
  • Adjusting the temperature by only one degree at a time whenever you want to raise or lower the room temperature.

Years ago you may have understood heat and air systems in terms of BTUs (British Thermal Units.) But modern equipment is measured differently, and ours all have efficiency ratings from 13 SEER (the ratio of cooling in BTUs to the energy consumed in watt-hours) to 21 SEER.

We’ll help you understand what your home or building will need and install the best air conditioner for your space, covered by an excellent warranty of course.