When talking about HVAC equipment, proper sizing really matters. Some may think having a bigger system means it will be better or sizing down could save you a few bucks, but that’s not always the case. The truth is oversized and undersized systems are very problematic. Our experts here at Lenegan Plumbing and Heating know how to properly size your HVAC system, and here’s why it’s so important.
First off, let’s talk about what HVAC sizing entails…
HVAC Sizing involves various calculations to determine which system will best suit your heating and coolings needs. Our contractors will evaluate your home like the number of windows you have and the square footage of your home. If your system is not mapped out correctly it could result in poor circulation, overworked equipment, and costly energy bills.
So let’s get into why?
Oversized systems won’t circulate air properly. A unit that is larger than what you need will heat and cool your space quickly and then shut off. Although that seems efficient, it’s actually short cycling, which results in poor circulation. The indoor air can become stale, stuffy and humid. It can also stimulate indoor mold growth and the build-up of pollutants.
Undersized equipment will have a high energy consumption, meaning it will have to work harder to keep up with demands. Overworking your unit will cause it to break down prematurely or need excessive repairs. In addition, an overworked unit will be less effective at reducing indoor air humidity.
Overall, an oversized or undersized unit will effect your energy bills, too. When systems cycle on-and-off continuously or work harder to keep up with demands, it will be costly to operate.
To find out if your HVAC equipment is properly sized for your home or office, give us a call at (609) 399-1200. Our crew is experienced and knowledgeable with properly sizing HVAC systems, or call to schedule your preventive maintenance check.
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