When somebody says you need a 3 ton unit, it not how much it weighs. Its the capacity and its measured in British thermal units. 12000 BTU (British Thermal Units) is equal to one ton of air conditioning. Ask your dealer to do the load calculations to be sure you are getting exactly the right requirement for your home.
Is it time for your home to get a new heating or cooling system, if so choosing the right one is a big decision and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here are a few things to consider when looking at replacing your system. First, while a new system has the potential to save over 30% on your energy bill, many home owners see a small or no savings due to poor installation.
Its important to work with a contractor who knows how to optimize your systems efficiency. Second, when it comes to heating and cooling equipment, bigger is not better. Get the right size system for your house to maximize efficiency. Also, don’t just look at your equipment, have your duct work checked as well. According to the department of energy, typical duct systems loose 25% to 40% of the energy put out by the HVAC equipment. And finally once you have decided on the right system, make sure it’s installed correctly. Sloppy installation can lead to duct leakage and other problems. Handicapping your brand new system from the getgo. The best way to choose your right HVAC system to have an experienced specialist, like the ones at EZComfortAC, look at your current system and help you make the choice that’s right for you. Using proven methods our experts can help determine the correct size system for your home.