Having a heating and cooling system installed is a large, comprehensive job for any homeowner. Before you invest time and money in a new system do thorough due diligence to better understand how to heat and cool your home with HVAC systems.
Gone are the days of large, clunky air conditioning units and old, dated boiler makers. Learn more about HVAC systems by checking out these frequently asked questions.
Does Bigger Mean Better?
Many wonder if a bigger system will perform better than a smaller system. Larger air conditions are not necessarily the answer because although these units cool the air quickly they’re not as energy efficient and do a poorer job removing humidity. Your present ducts may not be compatible with a large air conditioning system either.
Large heating systems heat air more quickly but use up more energy and create larger temperature swings in your dwelling.
How Can You Lessen Energy Costs?
Use ceiling fans to cut down on your power bill. Ceiling fans circulate air which can lessen the impact on your heating and cooling systems. Make sure the blades turn clockwise during the winter to move warm air toward the floor. During warmer months the blades should move counterclockwise to move warmer air from the floor toward the ceiling.
It may be time to upgrade to a modern energy efficient system to cut energy costs. Improving your system can reduce your energy bills by a whopping 1/3 of its average cost.
Perform annual maintenance to tune up your heating and cooling system. Get your heating system checked during fall months and cooling system checked during the spring to spot potential breakdowns before they occur during critical months. If you’ve ever had your heating system conk out during an Arctic blast or air conditioning go on the fritz during a heat wave you know the importance of annual maintenance checkups.
Do You Need a New System?
Get an in home consultation from an HVAC expert to determine if you need a new system installed. Although you may have an idea it’s best to speak to a specialist to make the final decision. In order to get both the efficiency and effectiveness you want from a heating and cooling system a skilled professional needs to look over your home to make the call.
What About Your Ductwork?
Perhaps as many as 7 out of 10 homes with central air have poorly designed ductwork. Poorly installed ducts make it difficult for your home to heat or cool evenly. Your in-home estimate should include a thorough inspection of your ductwork. Save yourself money by ensuring that your ducts are properly installed before investing in a new HVAC system.
Should You Go with Ductless Heating and Cooling?
Ductless heating and cooling systems are energy efficient, easy-to-install and quieter solutions compared to traditional HVAC solutions. These systems cost about 40% less to operate and will save you a small fortune in the long run. Speak to an expert to see if ductless heating and cooling systems are a good fit for your home or office.
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