MYTH: BIGGER IS BETTER
A common misconception that many homeowners fall into believing is that they need a bigger AC unit. We have found that this is actually rarely the case, especially if a home's building components (insulation, duct leakage, duct design) are functioning like they are supposed to. It's important to have a properly sized AC unit to ensure your bills remain low, and your home stays comfortable. A well executed Manual J load calculation is a MUST! At Ideal Energy, we always comply with ACCA guidelines when designing a system to ensure the correct size unit and ductwork result in a quality installation that will save you money and keep you comfortable for years to come.
What is HVAC?
HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) is an integral component of your home's well-being. With the change in seasons comes change in needs in terms of how your home's temperature should be adjusted. You simply cannot afford to have a defective or broken system. Heating and cooling systems consume over 60% of the energy that we pay hard-earned money for. You literally can't afford to have an HVAC system that doesn't work — it can seep your money away!
Thankfully, we offer consulting in regards to all components of your HVAC system. We will discuss with you your needs before designing a system that will ensure you are comfortable regardless of what the weather outside may be. Studies have shown that the efficiency of your air conditioning system is as good as the system's installation. It is important that the correct sizing of your unit and return is determined, and the correct charge and airflow is achieved for the unit to function at its full SEER.
The average HVAC unit needs to be replaced every 10-15 years depending how it is maintained. Ideal Energy will analyze your current equipment, and if energy upgrades are necessary, we have the tools and recourses to help you achieve your goals.
Drawing on our experience as home performance contractors, we will also ensure that the components will work together seamlessly. Don't keep living excessively cold or hot — contact us to get HVAC work done today, or ask us about our Scheduled Maintenance Program!
For more information on energy efficient heating and cooling systems, check out ENERGY STAR's Heating and Cooling Guide!