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What Size Central Air Conditioner System Do I Need?

When you are looking at a new central air conditioner system, it’s important to get the right size for your home. If the air conditioner is too small, it will be overworked. The stress of too many starts and stops will shorten the life of the equipment and will also increase your energy bills. A unit that is too large for the space will not dehumidify it, which will increase the likelihood of mold developing in your home. According to a number of studies, there is a probable link between mold and damp conditions, which can lead to an increase in these types of symptoms:

  • Nose, eye and throat irritation
  • Wheezing and shortness of breath
  • Coughing and phlegm build-up
  • Allergic reactions

It can also worsen symptoms of asthma in people who already have this respiratory disorder. There is no “safe” limit for mold, so you’ll want to make sure that your home is not too humid during the summer months. The best way to determine the right size central air conditioner for your home is to consult a professional. At Air Depot, we can determine the correct system type and size for your home by performing a careful room by room calculation. We exclude any enclosed spaces or rooms that are sealed off from the air conditioning unit when taking measurements.

The exact size of air conditioning unit you need will depend on several factors, including:

  • The number of occupants in your home
  • Number of windows and type of window treatments
  • Your insulation and duct work
  • Whether you have skylights and/or a fireplace
  • Your ceiling heights
  • Your building materials and roof construction

Don’t leave this important matter to chance. When you’re looking for a new central air conditioner, call Air Depot at 281-477-3700. We have been serving Cypress residents for years and will make sure you get the right size for your home.

 

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