Sometimes buying a meal larger than you really need can be satisfying, but you wouldn’t buy a pair of shoes that is two sizes too large. Unfortunately, many business owners in Highland Park, Illinois, unknowingly follow this absurd principle when it comes to their HVAC system. By no fault of their own, business owners often have HVAC systems that are poorly sized to the needs of their building. An HVAC system that’s correctly fitted to the load requirement of your building will save you money.
What Is an HVAC Load?
A “load” is the amount of power and size necessary for an HVAC system to heat or cool a space, whether it be in a home or an office building. Professional technicians calculate the load requirement of a given area based on the square footage of the conditioned floor area as well as the shape of the rooms heated and cooled.
Why Do Load Requirements Matter?
It’s possible that when you moved into your home, the HVAC system that was installed was not configured to properly handle the load size of the home. In fact, many systems are too big for the load requirement, which results in short cycling. Short cycling occurs when the system is constantly turning on and off since it doesn’t take long to heat or cool a space. This wastes energy and potentially reduces the lifespan of the system. These larger systems also cost more to install.
Systems that are too small also steal money because they can’t adequately bear the heating or cooling load.
Having an HVAC system that’s too large isn’t like ordering a large meal and being able to take leftovers home. You won’t be getting back that energy and money that you lose. To keep your money for more vital aspects of your business or home budget, have an accurate HVAC load calculation conducted by Carefree Comfort. Start saving by calling us today at 847-388-0115.
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