How to Know What Size HVAC System Is Best for Your Home

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When it comes to the HVAC system for your home, bigger is not necessarily better. It can be hard to know what size heating and cooling equipment is right. Here’s some information you can use before you make a purchase.

Size is Critical

If your HVAC equipment is too big, it will cycle on and off more frequently than it should because the capacity is too much for the space. If the equipment is too small, it will have to work overtime to keep up with demand. Either way, you’re using excess energy to try to keep your home comfortable.

How Can I Tell What Size is Right?

There is a formula to help you determine the size HVAC system that’s right for your home. You need to determine the heating capacity and the heating load. By taking the square footage of your home and plugging it in, you get the required heating and cooling capacity for your particular house. You can use that to find the right size system. Your trusted HVAC technician can help.

Consider Size When Upgrading or Replacing

It’s tempting to replace your old system with the same size in a new unit. Before you do that, be sure to consider what the heating load and capacity of your current system are. If it’s not the right size for your home, you’ll want to size it right to get the biggest benefits from your upgrade or replacement.

Understanding heat load and capacity can be confusing. The team at G+S Heating Air Energy Services has got you covered for help determining the right size HVAC system for your home. Contact them today for everything you need for your heating and air conditioning system.

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