Having trouble getting comfortable in your home? Are you constantly adjusting the thermostat to no avail? Your first thought may be to upgrade to a bigger system. Before you invest in a new HVAC unit, though, you should take a moment to consider your home’s specific needs.
A properly sized A/C unit depends on a number of factors, including the square footage, number of stories, construction type, windows, and layout. You’ll also want to assess the energy efficiency of your home before you invest in a new system to ensure you’ve eliminated any other potential energy gobbling culprits. Ask yourself:
• Have you already made energy saving improvements to your home?
• Have you checked for and sealed off all air leaks around your home?
• Have you added insulation to your attic?
• Are your windows energy efficient?
All of these things when done to a home will reduce the size of air conditioning equipment needed to keep the home cool.
How can an A/C unit be too big?
If you purchase an oversized A/C unit for your home, it will cool down the house too quickly and then stop running. This causes the system to stop removing moisture from the air, and leaving your home humid and uncomfortable. It also means that the system will be turning off and on throughout the day instead of running smoothly in the background. The constant on and off is very inefficient, reduces the amount of moisture the unit will pull out of the air and will cause a spike in your bills. If the unit is too small, on the other hand, it will struggle to cool your home efficiently, leaving you overheated.
The key to finding a unit that’s just right is talking to an HVAC expert. They can help you develop the optimal energy plan for your home to ensure you stay comfortable without overspending.
To learn more about finding the right A/C unit for your Coastal Bend home, consult the experts at CCAC.
Since 1979, CCAC (Constantly Concerned About Customers) has been Corpus Christi’s leading specialist for HVAC, air quality and home comfort issues. And just like their name suggests, CCAC always puts their customers first.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
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