HVAC Comfort Considerations For Your Lifestyle
When did you purchase your home? Even within the last 2 decades, homes built more recently are much more energy-efficient than their predecessors. This is due to several factors: smart home devices, better and thicker insulation, window glazing and other treatments, and extra understanding of heating and cooling gaps and how and where to seal them off. These factors can help you examine your HVAC system and learn if it is a good fit for your ultimate home comfort.
Maintenance is so important! Just like keeping up with your car repairs, getting regular hair trims, or being on top of your physical and mental health, proper professional HVAC maintenance can make or break optimal performance within your home or business. Changing your air filter on the proper schedule as suggested by your licensed professional is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to ensure proper HVAC functioning.
Have your heating and cooling professional come out each spring and fall to troubleshoot or perform routine maintenance. Staying on top of these minor repairs can help you avoid pricier emergency fixes in the heat of summer or the depths of winter. Not only can we help your HVAC system operate at peak performance for ultimate comfort and energy savings, but routine maintenance will also keep your warranty intact.
HVAC Sizing and Calculated Installation
Your licensed contractor should be using the Manual J calculation (as published by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America) to determine the cooling and heating loads for your home. Manual J can even calculate the amount of heat and humidity that your home's occupants will bring to the building! Additionally, the sizing calculations take into consideration your home's square footage, the number of windows, building materials, and how much sun and shade your home gets each day and night.
Too Big, Too Small, and Just Right
HVAC units that are too big may shut off before the system can efficiently remove heat and humidity from the home. This can result in clammy-feeling air. And short bursts of cooled air will lead to uneven cooling throughout the home. On the opposite end of the spectrum, systems that are too small probably consume more energy than a properly fitted unit. The HVAC unit won't be able to cool your home all the way, and your A/C may constantly be running, resulting in higher utility bills and less environmentally-friendly operation.
The "just right" HVAC system will be designed to provide the most efficient use of heating and cooling for your home. The air will feel properly dehumidified, your utility bills should be lower, and your home will feel comfortable all year. Outstanding Heating and Cooling can help provide the perfect HVAC system for your home while also minimizing the effects on the environment. We are always happy to answer any questions you have about the sizing and efficiency of your current heating and cooling system! Schedule online or give us a call today for a free quote! 937-439-4696