Home Heating and Cooling

Homeowners are well aware that heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems consume a significant amount of energy, particularly once the winter or summer electric and gas bills arrive. In reality, heating and cooling the indoor environment consumes up to half of the energy used in a household.

When properly installed and maintained, an HVAC system’s purpose is to provide a comfortable environment with the best possible air quality at a reasonable cost. Most modern homes have central air and heating systems that regulate the temperature in all of the rooms they serve.

Heating and cooling equipment should always be sized to better suit the house, whether it is new or old. The heat loss and gain in your home during cold and warm weather are measured using a design load formula to decide proper equipment sizing. Homeowners can use software found on the website energystat.gov to decide whether an HVAC device is the right sixe for them.For more information, visit their website at Vaughan Comfort Services.

An appropriately sixed device would prove to be more cost-effective than an overweight unit. A device that is too big will cycle on and off often, increasing energy costs. Undersized equipment with insufficient airflow will reduce air distribution efficiency and speed up wear on system components, resulting in insufficient room temperatures and equipment failure.

When it comes to lowering energy bills, however, installing new equipment isn’t always the solution. It’s a good idea to study routine maintenance problems before replacing an HVAC system. Stopping air leakage inside the home or around air ducts is a simple problem to solve. These leaks, rather than the HVAC system itself, may be the cause of problems. Mastic or metal-backed tape, as well as an aerosol-based sealer, may be used to seal ducts and pipes by the homeowner or a contractor. The device can be tested for optimum air flow after any leaks have been sealed. A house is more comfortable and energy costs are less expensive when the air flow is at proper levels. When air flow is too high, duct leakage rises, and the temperature at the register isn’t high enough to provide optimum home comfort. When air flow is too low, air delivery performance suffers, which speeds up the wear on system components, causing discomfort and premature equipment failure.