Know What Size Your New HVAC System Should Be

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When the time comes to replace your air conditioner, heat pump or furnace, sizing the new equipment to match your home is essential. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) explains the importance of accurate HVAC sizing:

Heating and Cooling Equipment Sizing Basics

A/Cs, heat pumps and furnaces are sized according to the amount of heat they remove or supply, depending on the equipment type. Two common industry terms used for this capacity are British thermal units (BTUs) and tons:

How to Correctly Size HVAC Equipment

To accurately size new HVAC equipment so it comfortably heats or cools your home without wasting energy, it’s vital to have a certified HVAC professional perform detailed heating and cooling load calculations. These calculations are specific to our climate zone and based on various unique characteristics of your home such as the ceiling heights and square footage, the insulation level, the number and type of windows, the structure’s air-tightness and orientation/shading, and the number of occupants. The results are used to select the correct equipment size according to Manual S, and to ensure proper air distribution and ductwork design using Manuals T and D.

If you’re considering purchasing new HVAC equipment for your Eastern North Carolina home, contact us today at Jackson & Sons for expert HVAC sizing assistance.

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Our goal is to help educate our customers in Eastern North Carolina (including Wayne, Johnston, Greene, Lenoir, Pitt and Duplin Counties) about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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When you need heating or air conditioning repairs, maintenance or system replacements, you need a company you can count on for dependability and quality service. Contact us at Jackson & Sons at 919-734-9611. Our professional team of technicians look forward to providing energy efficient and cost effective solutions to keep your home or business comfortable at all times.

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