Modern heating equipment and systems, when purchased new from a reputable source and company, are almost always going to perform well for homeowners when coupled with proper installation. So, does that mean that you can purchase any system and have great performance, right? Unfortunately, that’s not necessarily the case.

First, as we mentioned briefly above, the installation process is crucial to a well performing furnace and air conditioning unit. If proper care and knowledge is not applied to the installation process, it could have major implications on the efficiency of the unit. Government and utility company research shows that more often than not, new heating and cooling systems do not perform to their potential because a few different reasons, including:

1. The new system may be the wrong size for your home.

2. The existing air duct system may have major hidden deficiencies.

3. The new system may be installed improperly

When it comes to home heating and cooling systems, it’s appropriate to find the size that’s just right for your home. The size and efficiency should match well to the size and efficiency of your house. Some contractors will readily sell you a bigger unit than you need. It costs you more to buy, and it can cost a lot more to operate and service. Even worse, an over sized system actually results in a less comfortable home.

Some systems that are too large for the house can actually heat or cool an area of the home too fast, resulting in less conditioned air making it to other areas of the home or not allowing the system to carry out other key roles such as humidity management.

At BelRed, we’ll make sure to know the exact needs of your home and what it will take to match it with the most efficient unit you need to stay comfortable and keep your operational costs down.

If you’re exploring a new heating and cooling system (or one or the other), we’d be happy to help you determine the best system for your home and budget. We’ll not only let you know the best size unit for your home and situation, but also make sure your duct system and any other relevant areas of your home allow for maximum comfort and efficiency. Give us a call today.

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