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    There are many factors in determining what type of HVAC unit is the right one for your home. One of the most important decisions you’ll make is selecting the proper size for your heating and air conditioning system. In this post, we’ll discuss a few of the factors you should consider when making this decision.

    WHY SIZE MATTERS

    Factors such as the size and layout of your home are critical when determining the proper HVAC. A system that’s too small or too large will lead to less home comfort and increased power bills.

    If the unit is too small, it won’t have enough power to keep your home at the desired temperature. This will lead to it running constantly, thus driving up costs. A system that’s too powerful will use up energy turning off and on frequently, which can be confusing for your thermostat. That’s why it’s critical to find an HVAC that’s sized just right!

    SIZE DEFINITION

    The “size” of your HVAC unit doesn’t necessarily refer to how big it is. You may hear HVAC technicians refer to unit size in terms of “tons,” but this is referring to power, not weight. A BTU (or British Thermal Unit) is a common way to measure energy output in the HVAC world. A BTU is the amount of energy it takes to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. One “ton” equates to the ability to cool 12,000 BTUs in an hour. The tonnage you need for your home is based primarily on your total square footage.

    WORTH THE CALL

    Unless you are a certified HVAC technician, installing, replacing, or even servicing your air conditioning is never a DIY job. Not only will you need an HVAC professional to install your system, but you’ll also need them to order all the necessary parts, and even help you decide the exact size and type of unit that will work for you.

    Thankfully, The Bosworth Company has the techs and the experience to get you exactly what you need. If your A/C is on the fritz, or you just need an upgrade, we can help. Make an appointment online or call us today at 830-428-2764. It’s Worth the Call. Always.