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How to Tell If Your HVAC System is the Right Size

Although the initial installation of an HVAC system can be a very large project if you must install duct work and electrical lines, the benefits of doing so are far too great to ignore. A good quality HVAC system:

  • Increases the equity of a home
  • Significantly reduces monthly costs over attempting zone control methods utilizing ductless or window units
  • Increase the comfort inside the home

HVAC systems can provide your home with optimal climate control during both hot and cold seasons. A standard HVAC system is actually a split system which is commonly referred to as a central heating and air system. No matter what you call it, in order for an HVAC system to function properly it must not be too large or too small for your home.

Optimal Climate Control

Optimal climate control in the home implies that the entire home is able to remain at the same temperature and humidity levels. A properly sized HVAC unit will actually pull humidity out of the air as it cools or heats your home. If the system is too large however, then it will heat or cool the space much too quickly, which will prevent the removal of humidity. Alternately, an HVAC unitthat is too small forces the unit to overwork, leading it to break down much quicker.

Noise Levels

It’s a fact that HVAC systems can be noisy to run. Although many manufacturers now offer units with lower noise levels, there will still be some noise present. The actual level of the noise depends greatly on the actual size of the system. For example, a larger HVAC system, as is typically seen at the back of commercial structures can actually damage your ears. Selecting the proper size HVAC system for your home ensures that noise levels remain at the lowest possible level without sacrificing the efficiency of the system.

Finding the Right Size for your Home

Sizing an HVAC system for your home can be a tricky process for the average homeowner. The base square footage of all of the rooms that the HVAC systemwill impact must be measured and converted into BTUs. For example, a kitchen typically requires approximately 4,000 more BTUs than a living room. A room with electronics such as computers will typically produce more heat, meaning that they will require more cooling than a bedroom.

Sound a little daunting? Blanton’s Air can help you determine the proper sized HVAC system for your home. It’s cold outside; don’t hesitate to contact Blanton’s Air today for more information.