Choosing the correct size or capacity for your HVAC system is essential for saving energy and reducing installation and maintenance costs. A heater or air conditioner that’s the correct size for your Crystal River, Florida, home can lower your utility bills and keep you and your family more comfortable. Here’s how incorrect sizing can cause problems and what you should do to make sure that your HVAC system is the right size.
HVAC Systems That Are Too Small
When your heating and air conditioning system is too small, it often runs constantly because it can’t get your home to the temperature set on your thermostat. This can shorten your system’s life and cause expensive breakdowns. You may have high utility bills, and your home will be too cold in winter and too hot in summer no matter how you set your thermostat.
HVAC Systems That Are Too Big
Larger systems are more expensive, so an HVAC system that’s too big is a waste of money. These systems often heat or cool the air quickly and then shut off. This keeps them from dehumidifying your home well. Turning on and off constantly is called short cycling, and it wastes energy.
Choosing the Right Size
An HVAC system is most efficient when it’s the right size for your home. When replacing your heating or cooling system or have a new system installed, make sure your HVAC technician performs a load calculation. Some companies only base decisions on the size of your last system or the square footage of your home, but this often leads to incorrect sizing. Professionals should consider factors like the climate, the amount of insulation in the home, the number of doors and windows, and the amount of shade.
Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. has more than 20 years of heating and air conditioning experience, and we can help you choose the best system for your home. Call us at 866-881-5935 for great service.
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