When it comes to HVAC systems, one size doesn’t fit all. Learn about five standard factors that determine the ideal HVAC system for your New Bern, North Carolina, home.
Number of Floors and Square Footage
At J & J Mechanical, we start to build your HVAC system based on the number of stories in your home as well as its square footage. When determining the square footage, we’ll include all areas that you plan to heat or cool. This typically excludes areas like the garage but might include any bonus rooms that didn’t figure into your home’s original square footage calculations.
Orientation and Direction
Next, we’ll consider the orientation of your home and the direction it faces. If your home receives a lot of sunlight, it will likely need additional air conditioning power in the summer to compensate for heat gain. The advantage in this instance is that you are also likely to need less heating power to keep your family warm and cozy during the cooler months.
Location of Rooms
Since hot air rises, rooms on upper floors naturally tend to feel warmer and will need more air conditioning during the hot months. It will be difficult to control temperatures with one unit. A zoning system will be a great option to more efficiently control temperatures in different sections of your home.
Amount of Insulation
We’ll also assess the amount of insulation your home has in the attic, crawl space, and walls. Insulation can have a big impact on your HVAC system’s efficiency and can also determine the number of BTUs it should have.
Landscaping Types and Sizes
Mature trees and large shrubs create much-needed shade around your yard. Trees in the right areas will help to block the amount of sunlight entering your home, thus helping to keep your home cool in the summer. We’ll assess your home’s landscaping to determine how much it affects your home’s heating and cooling needs so that you make the best choice in HVAC systems.
If you are shopping around for a new HVAC system, there’s no need to do it alone. Give J & J Mechanical, Inc. a call at (855) 800-1341 and draw on our years of HVAC experience.
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