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Choosing The Right Size HVAC Equipment

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When it comes to heating and air conditioning equipment, size definitely matters. Upgrading your HVAC systems can help increase efficiency and keep your energy bills down, but a system that’s too small or too large for your home can have the opposite effect.

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If your system is more than 10 years old and you’re making frequent repairs, you’re spending more money than you need to. Replacing an old inefficient system with an Energy Star model can save you around $200 per year and make your home more comfortable no matter what the weather is outside.

Finding the Right Size HVAC Unit for your Home

But before you go ahead and purchase new equipment, there are some things you need to know. First, you should have your system checked by a professional. At Snell Heating & Air Conditioning, one of our expert technicians will come by to help you decided whether or not you actually need to upgrade.

If a new system is necessary, make sure you look for an Energy Star model because they are usually around 10% to 15% more efficient than standard models. Next, make sure the system is sized properly for your home. A system that is designed for a bigger house won’t run well in your smaller home and can actually make it less comfortable. If the system is too small, it will cause your system to work extra hard which will drive up your energy bills.

So before you go shopping for new HVAC equipment, give us a call at (703) 450-6300. We’ll help you make an educated decision so your home stays comfortable and your energy bills stay low. Don’t forget to connect with us on Twitter for more HVAC news and updates!

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