When it comes to the HVAC system in your Spring Hill, Florida, home, bigger isn’t always better. Having a system that’s larger than what your house needs won’t make it feel more comfortable. In fact, it will only decrease the efficiency of the system. Instead, discover the HVAC load requirements you need so you can get the best bang for your buck.
Understanding HVAC Load
In the heating and cooling industry, HVAC load refers to the capacity an HVAC system needs to efficiently heat or cool a certain space. It considers the size of the system and the amount of power it takes to make a living area comfortable. Trained heating and cooling technicians use the square footage of a home, plus the number of windows, orientation and other factors to calculate the necessary HVAC load. They can then use this load calculation to install a system that’s the right size for your home.
Why You Shouldn’t Go for the Biggest System
Sometimes when homeowners are looking to replace their old HVAC system, they believe they should get the largest system available. However, not only are larger systems more expensive, they’re also less efficient. While they can quickly heat or cool your home, they’ll also immediately turn off before rapidly jumping back to the initial heating or cooling phase. The problem is, the time a system spends in the initial heating or cooling phase uses more energy than any other phase.
Choosing the Right Size System
On the other hand, spending less money to purchase a system that’s too small for your home also won’t save you money in the long run. That’s because these systems won’t have the capacity needed to efficiently heat or cool your home. Instead, they’ll constantly run as they try to bring your home down to a comfortable temperature.
If you need to upgrade your air conditioning system, Senica Air Conditioning can help you find the right HVAC load requirement for your home. Call us today at 866-881-5935 to schedule an appointment.
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