Nothing beats returning to your warm home on a cold, winter day. A comfortable home all begins with an efficient and effective heating system, but not all heating systems are created the same. There are many variations to your common heating system, one of the biggest differences being size. The size of your heating system can determine how well it works to heat your home at a reasonable cost. Continue reading for more information on how to select the right size heating system for you and your home.
Having the appropriate sized heating system for your home is important for a variety of reasons. When it comes to size, people are inclined to think that bigger is better, but this is not always the case. A larger heating system can lead to your home being heated too quickly, constantly using energy, as well as inappropriate humidity levels in your home which can contribute to your home feeling dry during the winter months. All of this will lead to discomfort, higher energy bills, and more repairs and fast replacement down the line.
The right sized heating system for your home will heat it at a steady rate, keeping your home comfortable without costing you a fortune in energy bills. It will adequately account for the size of your home and your lifestyle.
When choosing a system that is right for your home, it’s important to consider your home’s heating and cooling “load.” There are many things that factor into your load, including square footage of your home, construction, orientation towards the sun, number, size, and placement of doors and windows. With these calculations in mind, you still need to consider your family’s personal heating and cooling needs. For example, are occupants home throughout the day or primarily in the mornings and evenings? Are there pets that will require the home to remain at a fairly moderate temperature?
Needless to say, figuring out the right size unit for your home can be a complicated process. That is why if you’re purchasing a new system or replacing an existing one it is important to consult a professional to determine the best system for you and your home.
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