You’d be amazed at how may people assume “bigger is better” with a new heating and cooling system. The goal is more comfort and efficiency.
Your system needs to cover the area and be able to respond to the quality of the area. That is why units that are sized property are not based solely on the square footage of the house.
Bigger or smaller?
If the equipment is oversized for the area, it will cycle off and on more frequently, which can reduce the life expectancy while increasing energy consumption. And you could be inviting more moisture – and the mold that often comes with it.
On the other hand, when the equipment is undersized, the wear on its components and lack of efficiency can also lead to early equipment failure.
The Envelope, Please.
Your heating and cooling system is just one part of two systems that work together for your comfort. All the materials that surround your interior space are called the “envelope”. This envelope greatly affects the comfort and cost to operate your home. Combining the right amount and type of insulation, using effective air sealing techniques and installing the right windows can reduce energy costs.