What kind of air conditioning system does your central Florida home require?
That is one of the most important questions for an HVAC contractor to answer. Install a system that does not have enough cooling power for our hot climate, and you will spend the next decade or more with an overworked system that simply cannot keep you cool.
On the other hand, installing an air-conditioning system that is too large for your home’s needs can also lead to comfort problems, because the oversized system will literally never break a sweat–and one of the big functions for a Florida air conditioner is to get cold enough, and run long enough, to condense excess humidity out of the air. Besides the fact that you paid for more air conditioning than you needed, you’ll be left with an inefficient system that will cost you more each month in electric bills.
Therefore, it is important that your air conditioning system be tailored to the exact cooling requirements of your home. To do so, an HVAC contractor will need to do a heat gain analysis of your house. Heat gain is how much heat your home absorbs from its surroundings, or from internal sources such as kitchen appliances. There are a number of factors that are considered when calculating heat gain: the location of the house, location and size of windows, exterior shading, insulation levels, air leakage, and the number of warm-blooded residents, to name just a few. Calculating the heat gain from each source often requires either a computer program, or a book of tables and figures titled Manual J.
By accurately calculating the total heat gain, your HVAC contractor can design and install an air conditioning system to match. An HVAC professional can even take into account the different cooling needs of each room–perhaps by using a zoning system–and can save you money by recommending the most energy-efficient air conditioning option for your particular home.
At Rinaldi’s Air Conditioning Service, we are experienced professionals who take pride in designing systems that provide both comfort and energy savings. Contact us todayfor all your Orlando-area HVAC needs.
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