Size Matters When It Comes To Your Heating And Air Conditioning System

Size Matters When It Comes To Your Heating And Air Conditioning System

Sizing your furnace or HVAC system appropriately refers to determining how powerful a heating or cooling system should go into a particular space. To do this properly, you must know the “heat or cooling load” of the space to be maintained, or the amount of heating or cooling required to provide the maximum level of comfort. Before installing a heating or air conditioning system in your Sonoma County, Marin County or Napa County home, you will have to have your heating and air conditioning needs evaluated by location.  For example, a home in Alexander Valley would require much different heating and cooling than a home in Petaluma, our staff are not just experts at installing our products they are also local and experienced in evaluating our customer’s needs by location.

Sizing makes a huge difference in whether a heating and air conditioning unit will work well, although it may sound easy to choose the largest model and set your thermostat either lower or higher, sizing requires finding a balance. Obviously, most of our customers understand why an undersized model results in poor heating or cooling. If the heating and air conditioning system cannot supply the level of heat needed for a space, it will result in cold spots throughout the house and rooms with unregulated temperatures. The heating and air conditioning system will also need to run more than necessary as it tries to reach the setting on the thermostat, which will raise your energy bill.  If a heating and air conditioning unit is too large it will short cycle, or turn off before it completes the full heating and cooling cycle because the temperature rises too fast. This process puts extra stress on the heating and air conditioning unit, which shortens the lifespan and can cause damage, it is also inefficient as heating and air conditioning systems use the most energy during start-up.

At Moore Heating and Air Conditioning, we have the solution to both of these issues, our experience and local knowledge give us the ability to do a procedure called heat load calculation, and match your home to the right furnace or air conditioner. We can then ensure professional installation with our “100% right or 100% Free” guarantee, and you can rest easy knowing that we provide a 10 year guarantee on parts and labor on any New Equipment and you will never pay us for the same repair twice for the life of your heating and air conditioning system.