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When youare planning the construction or remodel of your home, right sizing your HVACequipment will not only save you money on the purchase and installation costs.It will also reduce the cost of energy to operate. It doesn’t mean you have tobecome an HVAC pro to ensure the right size; you simply need to select areputable and qualified HVAC Contractor for heating and airconditioning installation.
Bigger isn’t always better, especially inthe heating and air conditioning industry. A survey of HVAC installersfound that most heating and cooling systems are oversized to begin with. Thereare numerous reasons why you should insist on the right size of equipment. Thewaste of money buying and installing equipment that is incorrectly sized isonly one of them. Unfortunately, a number of persons believe bigger is better,and will provide a more comfortable home. In fact, nothing could be furtherfrom the truth.
The following are examples of issues awrong sized system can cause. These are examples of reasons why you shouldensure to use a qualified HVAC contractor such as Cypress Heating andAir Conditioning.
Long Term Energy Cost
For most homeowners, the bottom line iswhat it costs to operate the system on a long-term basis. On average, an energyefficient system can save homeowner’s up to 20% on energy costs. Yourhome’s unique characteristics can affect energy efficiency, and you may see ahigher (or lower) number based on your home’s unique characteristics. Ensuringthe right size system can increase that figure significantly. Our HVACtechnicians adhere to the industry guidelines, ensuring your heating and airconditioning installation is first quality and correctly sized.
According to the EPA, 70 percent of HVAC systems do not have thecorrect airflow, consequently influencing the unit’s energy efficiency.
In addition, the survey revealed thatalmost 74 percent of HVAC systems have the incorrect amount of refrigerant fromthe time of heating and air conditioning installation. This factor alonecan affect performance by as much as 15 percent. This results in higher energycosts, reduced reliability and faster wear and tear on the system. An oversizedsystem is never able to reach maximum efficiency, and shuts off too soon in acondition called short cycling. This is a waste the extra money you spent toachieve efficiency in the first place.
Short cycling means the system experiences frequent starts and stops,creating excessive wear and tear that will shorten the lifespan of the HVACsystem and make repair or replacement necessary sooner. In addition, shortcycling allows humidity to remain elevated during the cooling season,encouraging the growth of mold and mildew in the home. The system simply willnot run long enough to remove adequate humidity from the air.
When you think about it, lost energy, reduced performance andsignificant reduction in the new system’s lifespan is not what you paid for.These are the reasons you should insist on right sizing, rather than insist ona system larger than your home requires. Furthermore, proper installation isessential in the long-term performance, efficiency, and lifespan of the system.Contractors who simply swap out units based on the existing size may bereplacing a wrong sized unit with the same. The contractor who utilizesaccurate calculations according to the ASHRAE Handbook is providing a properheating and air conditioning installation according to the industrystandards.
The accurate means to determine the proper size is by performing awhole house analysis, based on the property’s location, climate, degree ofinsulation, type, facing direction, and size of windows and doors, intendeduse, amount of ventilation, and numerous other similar factors.
Our NATE certified HVAC technicians’ offer the professionalquality heating and air conditioning installation you need. Ourexpertise ensures you will receive the ideal installation and performance ofthe system you select.
Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning’s HVAC professionals arededicated to providing first quality HVAC services, including reliable HVACrepair, HVAC maintenance, and heating and air conditioninginstallation for your home, or business in Katy, Plano and thesurrounding regions. When you’re ready for a professional installation you canrely on, call a Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning certified HVAC Contractor. We are a member of theBBB with an A+ rating. We guarantee your satisfaction.