Whether you are getting an air conditioning system or furnace for your house, you need to correctly estimate its size. When you buy either of them in the wrong size it can impact your energy bill and the output of the heat or cooling in your home. Before making a final decision, it is always best to speak to the experts at AirMakers. They will help you to make an informed decision. Here is why you need to get a cooling or heating system that is the right size and how to determine the size.
What is the impact of a cooling or heating system which is not of the right size?
When you opt for a heating or a cooling system that is either under or oversized, then it impacts the performance, comfort and efficiency. An undersized system would be unable to meet the temperature requirements. As the system would be unable to meet the requirements, it would be running for a longer time which would impact your energy bill. But this also doesn’t mean that you should opt for an oversized system. There is a misconception that the bigger the system the more powerful it will be and it would be able to provide better heating and cooling.
Even with an oversized system the heating or cooling won’t be uniform. As it is going to be more powerful, but it won’t be running for the length of its cycle to help achieve uniform temperature throughout the house. When this happens, there are cold pockets created inside the house. Another disadvantage of an oversized furnace is the overheating or cooling of the house. When the system is oversized, the existing ducts in the house might not be able to support the high volume of airflow. This increase in volume can cause pressure build-up in the return air and cause overheating or overcooling. Another misconception associated with buying a bigger unit is that you would be able to save on fuel or electricity. However, this is not true. It is dependent on the power consumption of the unit that you are purchasing.
How to estimate the size of the cooling or heating system?
When you are buying a furnace or an air conditioner, it should be of the right size. Determining the right size of the cooling or the heating system can be quite the task. Multiple things need to be considered before making a final decision. Some of these factors include the thickness of the wall, insulation, number of windows and doors, types of windows, the ceiling height, exposure to the sun, number of rooms. You must reach out to the experts. They will carry out heat or cool gain and loss calculations. Based on the calculations and other aspects, they will suggest the system best suited for your home. An expert will answer all the questions that you might have and help you in making an informed decision.