How to determine the size of the HVAC system you need at home

When it comes to determining the ideal size of the HVAC system for your home, this is something which should not be taken lightly. That is because that HVAC system would need to be chosen which would be fitting your home size correctly. In this way, you would not have to deal with troubles regarding oversizing and under sizing.

Now, since this is something which is considered to be slightly a technical matter, many homeowners might think that this is a task which they would not be able to do on their own. Rather, the much better option would be to let a Nashville, TN HVAC company decide on the ideal size of the HVAC system. However, you would be surprised to find out that this is something which is very easy.

Methods of measuring the size of the HVAC system

  • Square feet

According to the experts, getting the size of your HVAC system determined by sq ft alone is one of the worst methods which could be applied. However, this also seems to be the method most commonly used by contractors. The reason why this is so least preferable is because of the inaccurate results that it seems to give. With the help of a basic and simplified formula, the contractors would be able to derive the results. But the problem is that they do not seem to take into account the condition of the new homes and the way in which they have been made. Besides, it also does not appear to take into account the surrounding climate.

  •  Square feet and climate

Calculating the size of the HVAC system by using both sq ft and climate is considered to be a much better option. That is because, in this way, we will also be able to take into account the heating conditions That is something which is considered to be important since the HVAC system would also be responsible for heating up your home during the chilly winters. Also, with the help of the temperature table, we will be able to determine the correct size in no time at all.

  •  Sizing it to your existing HVAC system

Another method which can be implemented by us is to determine the HVAC system’s size by looking at the size of your current HVAC system That is because we have found that majority of the homeowners are not very comfortable with changes, no matter how minute they seem to be. Therefore, to keep in line with their existing conditions, we aim to determine the size with the help of their current system. So, even though some certain changes would need to be made, the basics would be remaining the same.

  • Using an online calculator

Sometimes, an online calculator can also be used to derive accurate results. Despite there being various options on the internet, we did not find any to match our expectations. It is because of this reason that we do not prefer this method as such.

Therefore, if you would like to receive an expert opinion regarding determining the size of your HVAC system, then please feel free to contact us. We would be more than willing to help you out with your problem at hand.