Whether it is a cool, fresh ambience in the hot summer, or a cozy, toasty environment in the harsh winter, your HVAC unit is instrumental in keeping your home and family comfortable at all times. It is only fair to say that heating and cooling systems are the lifeline of North American homes. However, there are several aspects that can make or break your HVAC system, and proper sizing is one of them. From skyrocketing electricity bills, to extreme humidity or dryness in the air, sizing issues can cause several problems. The home comfort specialists at Comfort Solutions HVAC offer some insights into properly sizing your HVAC units.
Whether you are upgrading your existing HVAC system or installing a new one, incorrect sizing of the HVAC unit may lead to problems with:
How to Size your HVAC unit?
In order to determine the right size of your HVAC unit, you will need to calculate the correct BTU (British Thermal Unit). A BTU is the amount of heat needed to heat one pound of water to 1 degree Fahrenheit. When used in relation to your AC or furnace, you need to know how many BTUs per hour the AC can remove or furnace can add to the air. Since many of the larger air conditioning units are rated in tons, you should know that 12,000 BTUs make up 1 ton. Usually, a 1 ton unit is sufficient to heat or cool up to 500 square feet of space.
Here are the broad steps for calculating your unit’s BTU requirement.
The sum total you get is the minimum number of BTU for the air conditioning unit or furnace that you should install.
However, these are only indicative guidelines. In addition to basic square footage and BTU, HVAC technicians consider several other aspects to determine the ideal size of the HVAC unit.
Don’t base your family’s health, safety and comfort on guesswork. Instead, rely on the technicians at Comfort Solutions HVAC. Our experienced and skilled crew will accurately assess the size and type of HVAC unit that will work best for your home. Take advantage of our customized, energy-efficient home comfort systems to address your heating and cooling requirements, and achieve substantial savings on your utility bills.
We have been providing affordable HVAC installations, with prompt repairs and maintenance to residents throughout Eastern PA and the surrounding areas of NJ.
Need to install or upgrade your HVAC system? Call the experts at Comfort Solutions HVAC. To book an appointment call us at 610-438-9300 or contact us online for a free estimate.
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