The average homeowner doesn’t think about the HVAC design of his or her heating, cooling, and ventilation systems very often. But there are many things to consider, including:
- How does the air move throughout the house?
- What type of ductwork will be installed?
- How big should the vents be?
- Where should the registers be placed?
- Should the furnace be located near the kitchen or the bedroom?
- Is it better to install one large unit or multiple units?
- Will the ducting work interfere with electrical wiring?
If you want your heating, conditioning, and ventilation system to perform well, here’s what you need to look for:
- A professional designer.
- An experienced contractor.
- Good communication skills.
- Knowledgeable contractors.
- Properly trained technicians.
- Quality materials.
- And most importantly, proper sizing.
High-performance homes often come with unique challenges regarding how to heat and cool the spaces throughout the home. For example, many high-performance homes have large open areas where the air conditioning system must be located. This area may include multiple bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms, etc., all of which require different temperatures. The challenge is keeping those spaces comfortable while maintaining efficiency.
At Tekneca HVAC Design we use ACCA-approved software to calculate the heat loss/heat gain of the house to size the equipment and ACCA-approved software to measure the ductwork. With this information, we draw a complete duct system layout to scale.
If you live in an area where winters are cold and summers are hot, you’ll want to make sure that your system is designed to provide maximum energy efficiency. In addition to being efficient, your equipment needs to be reliable. This means that it must operate without breaking down.
Your system needs to be safe. Your family doesn’t want to worry about whether it could break down during a storm and cause carbon monoxide poisoning. So, you’ll want to choose a system that meets current safety standards.
A properly sized HVAC system is a key factor in maintaining comfort levels in your home. If you’re not sure how to size your system, we can help! We’ll take all the guesswork out of it by providing you with an accurate estimate based on your specific needs. Contact Tekneca HVAC Design today so we can get started on your project today.