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How to Size an Air Conditioner for Your St. Louis Area Home

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Air conditioners come in many sizes, but there is only one that’s right for your home. Although it’s a Comfort Consultant’s job to do the actual calculations, it’s important for St. Louis area homeowners to know how to size an air conditioner so that they can ensure they are working with a trusted contractor.

The Effects of an Improperly Sized Air Conditioner

An improperly sized air conditioner can be a huge pain for homeowners. If your air conditioner is too large, it will turn on and off frequently and lead to higher energy bills and a reduction in your unit’s dehumidifying capabilities. If your air conditioner is too small, it will run too often in order to make up for its lack of size, which is also inefficient and can make it hard to adequately cool your home during the hottest days of the year.

How to size an air conditioner

There are a number of things that a contractor takes into account when sizing your air conditioner. Some of the most crucial factors include:

If you have any questions about how to size an air conditioner, or if you’d like a cooling system installed or repaired in your home, contact Jerry Kelly, your St. Louis area heating and cooling company.