Properly Sized and Correctly Functioning Heat and Air Systems Make a Significant Impact on Energy Usage
When it comes to your heating and cooling system, efficiency is key to keeping energy usage and costs down. Your air conditioner is rated by SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio), while your furnace is rated as AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency). A higher SEER or AFUE rating means greater energy efficiency and lower costs.
It’s also important to note that the duct system can account for as much as 35% of the energy output of the furnace when located in an attic, garage, or other unconditioned space. This is why it’s crucial to have the correct duct size and placement, as determined by a Manual D calculation.
Bigger is not always Better
When it comes to heat and air conditioner replacement, bigger is not always better. Many companies may recommend upsizing your unit, but this can lead to short cycling, increased humidity, and decreased energy efficiency. At SRI Energy, we prioritize building science principles and recommend companies that approach the house as a whole, ensuring that your unit is not over or undersized.
Don’t oversize your unit! Depending on your home’s energy improvements, it’s possible that you could even downsize your unit. Be sure to request a load calculation to prove why a certain unit size is necessary. Oversized units cost more to buy and run and can cause problems with humidity.
Get the Most Out of Your Home’s Heat and Air Systems with Professional Air Sealing and Blower Door Testing
If you want to enjoy a more comfortable, energy-efficient home while reducing your environmental impact and utility costs, look no further than our team of expert Home Performance Professionals. We can analyze your home’s energy performance using building science principles and provide personalized recommendations for air sealing and other energy-saving upgrades.
Don’t wait any longer to get the most out of your home’s heat and air systems. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your Tulsa, Jenks, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Owasso, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, or surrounding area home. Our professional air sealing and blower door testing services will help you achieve a properly sized and correctly functioning heat and air system, making a significant impact on your energy usage.