The only way you can accurately select the size of HVAC equipment that is appropriate for your home is by having an expert HVAC contractor conduct a mathematical calculation like a Manual J which takes into consideration such details like how many windows the house has and which direction they face.
It’s critical because even though you desire enough power to heat/cool your home, larger HVAC equipment isn’t necessarily better. Over sized systems will cycle off and on too often, resulting in inconsistent temperatures inside the house and more expensive utility bills at the end of a month. In addition, because a system turns off more rapidly than it ought to, humidity isn’t correctly removed from a house and as you potentially know, on a warm summer day it isn’t pleasant to feel cold, but damp inside your house.
Typical duct systems will lose 25 – 40% of the energy put out by your central furnace, air conditioner, or heat pump.
It almost certainly will mean that your HVAC installation in Arlington, TX equipment is running overtime to compensate for the loss. As far as comfort is concerned, improper duct work also is a main cause of cold and hot spots and may propagate indoor air issues like mold and dust. Insist that the contractor inspect the ductwork to make sure there aren’t any design mistakes or kinks within flexible duct work, your ductwork has the right insulation, and that all of the duct connectors and ducts are correctly sealed with tape and/or mastic. According to the Department of Energy, duct repairs might be the most critical energy improvement step to do.
Insist that the contractor use correctly calibrated instrumentation to decide if the system is correctly charged with refrigerant.
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