There are many times homeowners feel if they buy a bigger unit it will run less, last longer, use less electricity and keep their house more comfortable.
Studies actually show that 1/3 to 1/2 of home HVAC systems do not work because they are oversized! Home Energy Magazine
The most common error-dating back to the dawn of the HVAC industry is putting in systems with too much capacity. This Old House
When you are ready for a new HVAC system: Make sure the “Comfort Advisor” who comes to your home takes the time to perform a Load Calculation which is required by City Code. This is where he will:
- measure the size of your windows
- measure all the openings in your home
- measure your ceiling height
- take note of the direction the front door faces
- take note of the number of occupants
- take note of other sources of heat gain in home
- And will factor your insulation in the walls and attic of your home.
Make sure this person who is sizing your equipment doesn’t GUESS!
At Gary’s we always perform a Load Calculation to make sure your home will have properly sized equipment to ensure comfort, lower utility costs, proper humidity, long system life and a quiet system you will enjoy many years.