Your home’s heating and cooling source can be a primary concern for your family. But, it doesn’t mean that you should go big on systems and impress the neighbors with the size of your cooling system.
This blog post discusses some of the reasons why HVAC size matters, as well as how to determine your home’s needs.
A larger system is not always ideal. It could mean that your unit will have to work harder than it needs to, causing a reduction in operating efficiency. You may spend more money on utility bills and produce excess heat, particularly in the summer. The opposite is also true: A smaller system will not run as long or as hard as a larger one, which can lead to issues with humidity levels and temperatures during the hot season.
No matter how large or small your system is, the heating and cooling expenses will be almost the same. The only difference is that you may need to update or replace components in the future. If you want to save money, you would want to minimize energy consumption and maximize efficiency. You can do that with a smaller or larger system, depending on your needs.
If you have a large system, you should be monitoring it for regular repairs and be prepared to fix the system more often, as there are more parts to need attention. If you are repairing your system more than you prefer, you may consider talking to your HVAC professional to see if a smaller system, with fewer repairs, may be correct for you and your family. However, if your system is already failing often and is small, consider sizing up, as individual parts may be overworked by trying to heat or cool a space that’s too large for the unit.
HVAC System Lifespan
If you’re considering adding a new HVAC system, you will want to select the right size for your needs. Larger systems can last longer, but so can smaller ones. The only thing that matters is what satisfies your needs and preferences. As modern technology advances and the need for home comfort increases, people will opt to install larger systems because they are more efficient and have lower operating costs.
Benefits of a Smaller System
A smaller system is more efficient. It will save money on your utility bills. Depending on your temperatures, you can also avoid having to update or replace parts of the system in the future. If you want to save money and avoid burning the heater and cooler, a smaller HVAC system is for you.
A smaller unit reduces operating costs, which can translate to lower energy bills and avoiding expensive repairs in the future. However, a smaller system can also work harder, which compromises the energy efficiency of your HVAC system. So, the important thing to remember is to choose the size of your system carefully. We can help you determine the right size system for your home.