What size air conditioner do I need?

The size of your new air conditioning system is dependent on the size of the area it will be cooling. For instance, the AC system necessary to adequately cool a 1,000 square foot space does not have to be nearly as big as one for a 6,000 square foot home.

Home AC systems are measured in tons—some of the smallest AC units are only 1 ton, while the larger ones are 5 tons (for residential properties). If you are looking to purchase and install a new air conditioning system, you should determine exactly how much space (in square feet) you need to cool and then choose a unit accordingly. A larger air conditioning unit will draw more humidity out of your room and ultimately drive up your energy bill.

What are the benefits of selecting an appropriately sized AC unit? Not only will you and your family feel comfortable all throughout the cooling season, you’ll save money on your energy costs. A correctly sized system will provide the perfect level of cooling—without leaving the air feeling damp and clammy.

The best way to ensure you choose a perfectly sized air conditioner for your home is to contact an AC expert, such as Dowd’s Mechanical, Heating & Air Conditioning. We can help you select an air conditioner that is ideal for your home’s cooling needs and install it. Contact us today by calling 215-607-6448 to schedule your air conditioning installation in Philadelphia and the surrounding PA and NJ areas!