Having the right-size HVAC system in your Lake Nona, Florida, home is essential for staying comfortable all year long. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to air conditioning and heating systems. It is important that you have your system properly measured so that we can recommend the right size HVAC system for your unique home. Let’s take a look at what HVAC sizing is and four benefits you will receive.
What Is HVAC Sizing?
HVAC sizing, called a load calculation, is a series of measurements of your home. These measurements help determine the right size unit for keeping your home comfortable. Our trained professionals will consider the number and size of your windows for heat gain, as well as measure the size of your home.
In addition, we take into account the orientation of the house, how much landscaping surrounds your home, what the R-value of the insulation is, and several other factors. These numbers and specifics help us figure out the capacity and output needed for the HVAC system for your home. Here are four major benefits of having a properly sized system.
Have you ever walked into a house on a hot summer afternoon and felt like the temperature was cool enough, yet the inside felt muggy or sticky? This happens because the air conditioner is not properly sized. Air conditioners not only cool your house, but they also pull moisture from the air, resulting in lower inside humidity. If the system is too large, it won’t run long enough to wring that moisture out of the air, leaving you feeling that awful mugginess.
When the system is too large, it will turn on and off quickly. This is called short cycling and leads to poor circulation and airflow. Over time, your home will begin to feel stale, stuffy, humid, and just generally uncomfortable.
If the HVAC system is too small or undersized, it will have to run constantly to reach the set temperature and sufficiently cool your home.
When you have a properly sized HVAC system, it will use far less energy to run and will efficiently and effectively heat or cool your home. Running constantly with a small system or short-cycling with a large system wastes energy and raises your utility bills. The right size unit will run efficiently and keep your home comfortable.
If the system is working too hard to deliver treated air, parts will begin to wear out sooner than they should. You’ll end up having to repair those parts on HVAC system, which is costly, and the inconvenience of a breakdown can leave your family feeling uncomfortable. With regular preventive maintenance on a properly sized system, you can avoid costly repairs and save money.
Prolongs the System Lifespan
Your HVAC system is one of the largest investments you will make for your home. You want to ensure that it lasts for its expected lifespan while running efficiently. An oversized unit will work hard by short cycling, as it takes a lot of energy to start each time the cycle begins. If the unit is too small and running constantly, it will wear the system out quickly. The right size system, along with regular maintenance, will help you get the most out of your air conditioner and heater.
As you can see, it is very important to have the right size HVAC system. You will save money on energy bills, repair costs, and will extend the lifespan of your system. Most importantly, your home will feel comfortable. If you would like the professionals at Frank’s Air Conditioning Inc. to perform a load calculation or to have a new AC system installed, give us a call today. We are standing by to speak with you at (407) 490-2070.
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