What Size HVAC Unit Is Right for Me?
When it comes to HVAC equipment, bigger isn't always better. You’ll see the best results, longest life and most energy efficiency from a system that's designed for the space you want to cool and heat.
A knowledgeable ARS® HVAC technician can help you identify the best fit for your home and budget, but here are just a few of the factors that he or she will consider when making that recommendation:
- Square footage of the heated/cooled space. If your HVAC system is designed for a smaller space than you’re heating/cooling, you probably won't be pleased with its performance. Moreover, it will likely use more energy and experience more wear and tear than a properly sized system. On the other end of the spectrum, a system that's too powerful could waste energy by cycling on and off too often. Not only would you be paying more than you need to in initial costs, but you’d also use more energy than necessary to maintain the desired temperature.
- Your area’s climate. Temperate areas may not need the most powerful heating and cooling equipment on the market.
- Zones! Do you need separate controls for different parts of your house? This is especially important to consider in larger houses.
Call 1-800-277-9400 today to make an appointment with an HVAC pro! We can recommend and install a right-sized system for your home.