What Size Heating and Air Conditioning System Do I Need?
It is very important to know that a system that is too large will cool or heat your house quickly, but you may not feel comfortable. That's because it will satisfy the thermostat before it can adequately remove sufficient moisture from the air during the cooling mode, leaving you feeling sticky and humid and causing your system to short cycle increasing your heating and cooling bills.
On the other hand, a system that is too small just cannot get the job done creating a reverse effect not allowing your thermostat to cycle or reach comfortable levels, especially in extreme weather conditions. The air conditioner will run constantly in the summer and the furnace will do the same in winter.
At Accurate Mechanical, we use a Manual J computer-aided Heat load calculation to properly determine the correct system size needed for your home. This heat loss/heat gain analysis is the best indicator of the correct system size and provides the optimum results for efficiency and comfort.
How much would a new system cost?
In order to determine what the cost is on a new system, you have to ask yourself these questions:
- Do I want a standard basic system, that will just satisfy my thermostat?
- How old is my house?
- Am I worried about equipment efficiencies?
- Is repairing my system an option?
- Are there rebates availabe to offset my cost?
Once all has been considered, we can provide you with a FREE Accurate Estimate.
How often should I have my equipment serviced?
Heating and Air Conditioning equipment should be serviced at least once a year. The best scenario is to have the heating system checked in the Fall and the air conditioning checked in the Spring.
Why should I have my equipment serviced?
Provide maximum efficiency which lowers energy costs
Prolongs the life-span of the equipment
Drastically reduces the chance of a break-down which usually happens at night or on weekends when repair rates are higher.
How much would I save with a high efficient Heating or Air Conditioning system?
In January 2006, new laws were implemented throughout the country introducing Ultra High Efficient Heating & Air Conditioning Systems to meet certain Energy Star Ratings allowing savings of up to 50% depending on the age of your present system. This also brought about rebates available through utility companies as an incentive to promote energy conservation.