Improperly-sized heating and cooling systems waste energy and make the interior of your home feel uncomfortable. Like Goldilocks, your home should have an HVAC system that’s just right–not too big, and not too small. In this post, Superior Air, an air conditioning repair expert, explains what you need to know about heating and cooling loads and choosing a correctly-sized HVAC system for your home.
What Are Thermal Loads?
The cooling load refers to the amount of heat energy that would need to be removed from a space in order to keep temperatures within a certain range. The heating load, meanwhile, is the amount of heat energy that would need to be added to a space to maintain the preferred temperature. Your HVAC company takes heating and cooling loads into account when designing your new HVAC system, performing precise calculations to determine the right size for your heating and cooling system.
Why Is Proper HVAC Sizing Important?
Oversized HVAC systems cycle off before they completely heat or cool your home. This results in inconsistent temperature swings. What’s worse, this constant cycling puts stress on the system, causing more wear and tear. This will make system problems more likely to occur. In addition, inconsistent temperatures can also lead to higher fuel bills. As an air conditioning maintenance expert, we strongly recommend working with a professional so you’ll get a properly-sized system.
Undersized HVAC systems are rarer, but they also cause problems. An undersized system will run constantly yet still struggle to keep your interior comfortable. The system will wear out sooner, and your fuel bills will skyrocket. A properly-sized HVAC system will last longer, perform better and consume less fuel. You also won’t have to worry about uneven temperatures and constant system problems with a properly-sized system.
At Superior Air, we’re your number one provider of air conditioner installation services. We know how to design and properly size an air conditioner for all kinds of homes. In addition, we provide a wide range of other HVAC services. Give us a call at (559) 342-0023 or fill out our contact form to learn more about our products and services. We serve clients in Visalia, CA, and other areas.