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Sizing Up Your HVAC System Granite City, IL
02
August

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In those hot or cold months of the year, the worst thing that can happen in your Granite City, IL home is for your air conditioner to break down. It is imperative to get the right HVAC unit installed properly. It is also important for you to get a correctly sized HVAC unit, as getting the wrong size can become a major hassle. Here is some advice on finding an HVAC system that will fit just right.

HVAC VentsDetermining the Right HVAC Size

Realize that HVAC systems vary in size, so it is important to find one that is the perfect size for your home. If you end up getting one much larger than needed, you can end up spending more money to not only have it installed, but also spend more on your energy bills. Not to mention the fact it will likely not be able to properly control the temperature you want your home at. When determining the size of your HVAC system, an experienced HVAC contractor will consider several factors:

  • Home Placement
  • Windows
  • Home Age
  • Insulation
  • Weatherstripping

Ramifications of an Incorrectly Sized HVAC System

If your HVAC unit is not sized properly, you might that it runs sporadically thorough the day. It might start and stop in a short burst or just continuously run. Since your unit will be unable to control the temperature adequately, it will be unable to remove moisture in your space which can lead to mold growth. Even if you think having a larger HVAC unit than you should be is better, all these problems can occur. A unit that is too large may not run long enough for it to dehumidify the air in your home which leads to more moisture. Your unit may even become noisy. So not only does your system create an uncomfortable and unhealthy environment, but it also begins to cost you more from how much energy it is using. Don’t make the mistake of getting an incorrect size HVAC unit.

Air Conditioner RepairGetting Help from an HVAC Expert

An HVAC professional will consider all the above when sizing up your HVAC unit. Seeing where your windows face and the insulation of your home is on the list of things to check among others. They will use the Manual J Method when determining the most energy and cost-efficient size and model of the unit for your home.

Looking for a professional to help you size up an HVAC system for you? Give our team a call at Dixon Heating & Air Conditioning today, and we will send an HVAC expert to determine a unit that fits perfectly with your home.