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4 Factors For Better Comfort

 

A lot may have changed since you bought your last home. Overall, today’s homes can be more energy efficient than homes built as recently as the early 2000’s. This higher efficiency is due to thicker and better insulation, window Low-E glazing, sealing of air gaps and other factors.

Why is this important?  Understanding how efficient a new home is will help you better understand why the Heating, Ventilation, and Air conditioning (HVAC) system was selected specifically for your home.

Let’s explore what’s going on.


FACTORS IMPACTING HVAC SYSTEM SIZE

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HOW THE HVAC PROFESSIONAL DETERMINE THE SYSTEM SIZE
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Licensed contractors can perform a system sizing calculation using industry standard Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) Manual J. The sizing calculation, which is based on many of the factors outlined in #1:

• Determines how much heat gets into the home from external sources
Calculates how tonnage of air conditioning is needed to effectively cool your home

THE RIGHT SIZE IS IMPORTANT

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  • Likely consumes more energy
  • Might be unable to cool the home properly
  • Potentially higher utility bills*
  • May require extended time to achieve and maintain a satisfactory comfort level in home
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  • System may not operate a long enough cycle to efficiently remove the humidity from the home indoor air
  • Short blasts of cold air infrequently leading to irregular level of home comfort
  • Cool damp air = Clammy feeling on skin due to lack of proper humidity removal
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  • Designed to provide the most efficient amount of time
  • Properly dehumidifies indoor air throughout home
  • Can help lower utility bills
  • Helps keep home comfortable all year

REGULAR MAINTENANCE IS REALLY IMPORTANT

An HVAC system needs care just like a car needs oil changes, tire rotations and other regular maintenance suggested by the manufacturer.

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  • Change your air filters every 90 days, what is indicated on filters, or frequency suggested by you local HVAC Dealer.
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  • Have system maintenance performed by a Professional or licensed HVAC contractor each spring and fall. Preseason prevention can help lessen future costly repairs when you rely most on the comfort provided by your system.
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  • Ask your professional or licensed HVAC contractor for additional information to help your home comfortable for years and years to come.