So your Sun City West, Arizona, home needs a new HVAC system. You have lots of things to consider when getting a new system, but size may be one of the most important things to think about. Here are three reasons why getting the correctly sized HVAC unit can impact your home in a major way.
Depending on the area in the country that you live, your HVAC system needs to be able to handle certain workloads. Arizona regularly experiences high temperatures, so it requires a different tonnage level capability compared to a home in Montana, for example. This is why it’s important to rely on an experienced heating and cooling company to conduct load calculations to determine the best size for your home and geographic location.
Many homeowners make the mistake of thinking that an oversized or undersized HVAC unit will save them on power. Oversized units must be able to do the job more quickly, and undersized ones will use less energy due to their size, right? Unfortunately, the answer is the opposite.
Large systems may be able to move air more quickly and therefore have shorter cycles, but rather than saving energy, they use more. Shorter cycles are more inaccurate, and therefore the system will need to kick on more often than a properly sized unit would. Similarly, smaller units will have longer cycles in order to get the temperature right, which will use up more resources and lead to a more slowly-cooling home.
With the cycles all out of whack, it makes sense that the temperature accuracy of your home will suffer if you have an inaccurately sized unit. Warm and frigid spots are common, and an overall inconsistent temperature will make for an uncomfortable home. Since cycles are either too long or too short, the temperature in your home won’t stabilize enough to stay consistent.
The experts at Canyon State Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing can help you get the correct-sized HVAC unit for your home. Give us a call at 623-201-5118 to set up a consultation today!
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