As much as half of the energy used in your home goes towards heating and air conditioning. Making smart decisions about the type of system and proper HVAC installation can have a big impact on your utility bills. Below are some important things to know, things that Lunt Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc covers on a new air conditioning & heating installation in Santa Rosa.
Unfortunately, some contractors merely size a new system based on the old system's capacity rather than completing a professional design. What if your home's heating and cooling needs have changed since the last system was installed many years ago? What if the original system was not sized properly to begin with? Guess work can lead to under-sizing your new system, which can reduce the comfort of your home. Bigger is NOT better. Many 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, over-sizing will add unnecessary expense to the job's installation cost, and may contribute to moisture-related problems down the line.
Many things impact your air conditioning and heating requirements. The number and size of windows and even kitchen appliances all affect load calculation. Year-round, comfort is the goal. In the summer, your cooling system not only cools your home's air (sensible cooling), it removes moisture (latent cooling). In the winter, your heating system must keep you comfortable without causing high utility bills.
Any Santa Rosa HVAC contractor should be using the Manual J® residential load calculation procedure. Manual J is the official standard for residential load calculation and is required by many building codes around the country.
As your local Santa Rosa contractor, Lunt Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc does it right by carefully measuring your home to evaluate its levels of insulation. Window sizes and quantity will be noted, levels of infiltration will be estimated and internal loads including lighting and kitchen appliances will be taken into consideration.
Heating and air conditioning equipment comes in many capacities, configurations and efficiencies. It can be very confusing. As your local Santa Rosa HVAC contractor, we select the right equipment that will be compatible with your home's heating and cooling needs. Don't trust other California contractors who are not performing accurate Manual J load calculations to size and recommend equipment. Trust Lunt Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc to do the job right and install the perfect system to meet your unique requirements.
Purchasing a new furnace, air conditioner or heat pump setup is a major decision - ranking just behind paying for your home, your cars and your children's college education. You want it done right, and we are a local Santa Rosa contractor who will do just that. From design to installation, we guarantee your system and your satisfaction with our company. We look forward to enhancing the quality of your indoor comfort control.
The heating, ventilation and air conditioning contractor selected to inspect, upgrade or install an air conditioning system is as critical to the system's successful operation as the equipment itself.