What size HVAC system do I need?
A too-large system can cool or heat a house quickly, but the residents may not feel comfortable. This is due to the HVAC’s inability to adequately remove enough moisture from the air during the cooling mode, leaving people nauseous and humid.
A system that is too small can not do the job. It will continuously struggle to meet the desired temperatures and drive up electricity bills.
However, a correctly sized system will honorably address your HVAC needs. Unfortunately, choosing the right HVAC system is not just based on the size of the house. Many factors contribute to finding the perfect sized system. Some of these elements are the type of house and walls, type and size of windows, insulation, number of rooms, square footage, etc. So, the salesperson must take a detailed survey of the house.
What type of heating and air conditioning system should I get?
Well, this question can have many answers. Like “What size HVAC system do I need,” many factors can contribute to what specific system would work best with your home. Here is a quick summary of the different heating and air conditioning system types.
Electric Heating System & A/C
- Most efficient heating and cooling systems to install in homes
- Absorbs warmth from the ground or atmosphere, then it’s multiplied and transferred to the home.
- It can provide up to 4 times more energy than it consumes
- No in-house fuel combustion
Gas/Propane Heating System
- Convenient, affordable, safe, and reliable
- Most popular heating systems in the US
- No dependency on fuel delivery
- Natural gas is plentiful
- No unpleasant odors, soot, or ashes
Oil Heating Systems
- Produces the hottest flame and heats home fastest with less fuel
- Safe. The oil is not explosive, and inhalation of fuel oil fumes is not lethal
- Protect against carbon monoxide poisoning
We are replacing our A/C unit. What advice can you give me?
Replacing your system is a significant financial decision to make. So, choosing the correct contractor is essential. Narrow your options to a contractor to install the unit on quality and customer service merit. Not just on price. Also, remember when replacing a system to ensure the duct system you are connecting to is sealed tight with the correct amount of return air. Last, buy a unit that is appropriately sized for your home. You do not want a too-big unit that cannot adequately remove moisture from your home. You’ll be cold and humid in that situation.