Know the Size of the HVAC System You Need

New Home HVAC With any new air conditioner installation in Cartersville, it's essential that you get a unit that is properly sized for your home. An improperly sized AC unit will result in discomfort if the unit isn't large enough for your home. However, a unit that's too large will cycle more frequently, which will cost you more money in utility bills. Fortunately, a quality HVAC company will know exactly what factors to consider to make sure your new AC unit is the perfect size for your home. Here are some factors influencing the size of AC your home will need.

Home Size

A good starting point for figuring out the size of HVAC system you need is to consider the home's size. That means factoring in the square footage of the house, but it's also important to consider the volume of the home, which varies depending on ceiling height. The number of people inhabiting the home is a factor to consider as well.

Sun Exposure

Another important factor is the orientation of the house and how many hours a day it's exposed to sunlight. That means that trees and shrubs around the home, amount of shade, number and size of windows, and window treatments will all be taken into consideration to help determine heat loss and heat gain. These are important indicators in determining the size of your system.

Age of Home

The age of your home also plays a part in how well certain types of HVAC systems will cool or heat your home.  Split system AC installation in Cartersville may not be possible in an older home because there's not room for ductwork. If that's the case, you may need to consider a ductless system instead. In addition, the home's electrical capacity may be an issue in an older home.

Existing Insulation

The amount of insulation in the home, including that in the walls and attic as well as how insulated the windows are is another consideration in determining the size. In some cases it may be more cost efficient to add insulation to the home in order to utilize a smaller AC unit rather than installing a larger unit that will waste more energy. Other building materials and roof construction are often taken into consideration as well.