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Your HVAC Systems Must Be Appropriately Sized!

Don’t let anyone tell you that investing in the biggest, most powerful central heating or air conditioning system is the way to go. While you definitely want to know that your system is large enough to handle the heating and cooling loads in your home, you don’t want to be paying for more capacity than you need. And even if you do, an oversized AC or heater is actually not going to serve you any better than one that is too small for your home.

This is why heating and cooling load calculations are so important. When you let us install your HVAC systems in Des Moines, IA, you can count on them fitting your home just right. If you want to replace your AC at the end of this cooling season, or you want to install a new heater before winter arrives, give us a call to schedule service of the highest quality.

Too Small Is Bad…

When an air conditioner or a heater is too small, the house is just not going to be as comfortable as you deserve. It’s that simple. Your systems will run for very long cycles, consuming more fuel and/or electricity than they should and driving up your heating/cooling costs. Plus, your air conditioner may really dry out the air in your home, as it overly dehumidifies the air during its very long cooling periods. You may notice with forced air systems that those areas further from the air handler aren’t as comfortable as those closer to it.

and Too Big Is No Better!

Okay, so why not just buy the biggest system available? Well, first of all, you’ll be wasting money on a heating and cooling capacity that you really just don’t need. Plus, you run the risk of heating and/or cooling your home too quickly. Now, that may not sound too bad. Just remember, though, this will cause your system to short cycle. It will shut down earlier than it should, before a full heating or cooling cycle is even completed. Starting up requires more energy than running consistently, so short cycling can not only put a lot of wear and tear on your system, but it can drive up energy costs as well.

Let Schaal Heating and Cooling handle your HVAC services so that they are done right.


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