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August 2, 2012

Thinking About A New Air Conditioner? Make Sure You Have It Properly Sized

As you make preparations to upgrade to a new air conditioner, you’re looking for cooling equipment that will both keep your home comfortable and save you money. Besides looking at SEER ratings and for features like filter check lights, you must make sure that your contractor is capable of sizing your new air conditioner to your specific needs. Because climate control sizing is the first step in ensuring efficiency and effectiveness, insist that your HVAC contractor utilizes Manual J load […]
June 11, 2013

Don’t Neglect Load Calculations When Upgrading HVAC Equipment

Most people are careful to avoid installing an under-sized HVAC system in their house, knowing that it will struggle to keep them comfortable on the hottest or coldest days. However, it’s also important to avoid over-sized systems. They operate inefficiently, are more prone to breaking down, and aren’t as effective at removing moisture from the air in the summer. To appropriately size your HVAC system, your contractor will need to calculate the heating and cooling loads of your home. In […]
November 21, 2013

If a New Furnace Is in Your Future, Learn More About Sizing

If you plan on purchasing a new furnace soon, you’ll want to be sure and get the right size for your home. If you are replacing an older furnace, you should avoid simply replacing it with one that has the same BTU rating. Newer furnaces are much more energy-efficient, so your home may require a smaller unit to deliver equal or better results. Plus, your home likely has had improvements in insulation and air sealing over the years, so it’s […]
January 7, 2014

Three HVAC Contractor Practices to Avoid

Most homeowners understand the value of a regular professional service regime for their HVAC installation, and it’s a given that preventative maintenance pays eventual dividends. That said, with our record highs above 100 degrees here in Georgia, and the record low set below zero, it’s easy to envision cases where system failure could constitute an emergency. If the company you call is unscrupulous, that necessity could put you at risk from scams. Knowing the “red flags” is important, and these […]