What size HVAC system do I need?
A system that is too large can cool or heat a house quickly, but the residents may not feel comfortable. This is due to the HVAC not being able to adequately remove enough moisture from the air during the cooling mode, leaving people feeling nauseous and humid.
A system that is too small just 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 take care of your HVAC needs. Unfortunately, to choose 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, a detailed survey of the house must be taken by the salesperson.
What type of heating and air conditioning system should I get?
Well, this question can have many answers. Just 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 type of heating and air conditioning systems.
Electric Heating System & A/C
- Most efficient heating and cooling systems to install in homes
- Absorbs warmth from ground or atmosphere, then it’s multiplied and transferred to the home.
- 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
- Provide protection against carbon monoxide poisoning
We are replacing our A/C unit, what advice can you give me?
Replacing your system is a huge financial decision to make. So, choosing the correct contractor is essential. Narrow your options to a contractor to install the unit on the merit of quality and customer service. Not just on price. As well, keep in mind when replacing a system is to make sure 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 to your home. You do not want to end up with a unit that is too big, and it cannot adequately remove moisture from the home. You’ll be cold and humid in that situation.