If you’re installing an HVAC unit in your home, it’s important to know how to choose the right one. Part of that process involves choosing the correct size, which is what our experts at Air Zero are going to help you with today! 

You may already have guessed that having an HVAC unit that is too small is problematic, but did you know units that are sized too big can also be a bad thing for your home? In this article, we’re going to go over why choosing the right size for your system matters and how you can go about doing it. 

Let’s dive in! 

Size Matters

When it comes to choosing the right HVAC system for your home, size does matter. A properly sized unit will run efficiently to keep your home at the right temperature without any issue. If the unit is too small, it will have to work harder to keep the interior temperature consistent, which will lead to a less comfortable home and higher energy bills, too.

On the flip side of the coin, going too big can also lead to problems. If the unit is too large, it will regulate the interior temperature very quickly and then is likely to turn on and off constantly as it cycles to keep the temperature there. This constant action will increase wear and tear on your unit, which will leave you with another HVAC replacement project on your hands. 

Choosing the Right Size for Your HVAC Unit

There are three main types of units from which you can choose for your home: ductless mini-split AC, ductless AC, packaged AC, or split-system AC. Once you know what kind you want, it’s time to figure out what size you should get.

Choosing the right size HVAC for your home is based on more than just square footage; some other characteristics to consider include: 

  • Amount of Windows & Exterior Doors
  • Direct Sunlight Exposure
  • Heat-Generating Appliance Usage
  • Local Climate Throughout the Year
  • Number of People in the Home
  • Quality of Ductwork & Insulation

…and more!

Learn More with a Free Consultation and Quote from Our Western Tampa HVAC Experts

The good news? You don’t have to do this on your own. Our experts at Air Zero can help you through this process, so you don’t have to stress about getting the right HVAC unit. If you’re ready to get started, call our local experts, or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation today.