What Size HVAC Do You Need?

Any HVAC system needs to be appropriately sized for your business or your home. And HVAC system will be responsible for moving the air inside and outside of the building. The heat inside the building is continually gained or lost depending on the external temperatures, your insulation, and more. Most HVAC system installers and maintenance crews have a general equation to size the equipment that will go into houses or businesses.

The average heat loss or gain is generally based on the square footage inside a structure. A builder may decide they need a 1200 BTU air conditioner for an 800 ft.² space, but an HVAC professional will be able to determine if that system will be too large or too small for the requirements of that space. When the HVAC system is too large this wastes extra energy and often costs more to run. An HVAC system that is too small will fail to maintain an even temperature and it’s possible that a series of humidity issues could be caused in the future as well.

Installing the right-sized HVAC system will keep your costs down by having a system that can run efficiently throughout the entire year. Sizing the system correctly will also ensure the humidity controls can be managed. Installing a properly sized unit will also make sure that the payback period can be reduced in the form of energy savings.

Cycling the HVAC system on and off can be extremely costly and getting the right size of an HVAC system will help to make sure that an even temperature can be reached.

A properly sized HVAC system will also require less ductwork which can lower the cost of installation. With an appropriate size, it will be possible to better control the internal temperature and enjoy a better atmosphere for each inhabitant of your building.

Before installing any new HVAC system it’s important to consult with an expert and determine the ideal size that will be made for your space. Contact our team today if you are in need of an HVAC system for your business or home.

This post was written by Chad Merk, HVAC expert and owner of Florida Climate Worx! Providing quality HVAC services to the people of Tampa Bay for years now, our technicians pay great attention to detail when it comes to providing you with the best St Petersburg air conditioning service! Our technicians pull out all the stops when it comes to providing you the best quality in the industry!