A correctly sized HVAC system is critical to year-round comfort in St. Charles, MO. At Indoor Team Comfort, we specialize in providing HVAC services that ensure your HVAC installation will deliver years of comfort regardless of what weather conditions hit St. Charles.

Why The Right Size Is Important

Although it’s tempting to err on the side of “bigger is better,” that’s not the case when it comes to HVAC systems. Oversized equipment shuts off before completely cooling or heating your home, leading to uneven temperatures. On the AC side, premature shut-off means that your system won’t run long enough to dehumidify your home.

Undersized equipment works overtime to cool or heat your home, but it still can’t keep pace. Both under and oversized installations lead to high fuel bills, increased wear and tear on your equipment, and early replacement woes. That’s a high price to pay for being uncomfortable.

Why ‘Rule of Thumb’ Doesn’t Work

Some HVAC companies use the rule of thumb method to calculate the size of the equipment needed for your HVAC installation. This calculation multiplies your home’s square footage by the number of BTUs (British Thermal Units) needed to heat or cool one square foot. (For AC, it’s 25 BTUs. For heat, it varies based on several factors.)

The problem is that this method doesn’t take into account things like St. Charles’ climate, whether you have shaded or sunny rooms, the age of your home, or high-volume areas where two or more family members gather for extended periods. At Indoor Comfort Team, we use a series of Manual J calculations that take into account special conditions unique to your home so that we install the size you need to stay comfortable all year long.

A right-sized HVAC system assures you that you’ll have energy-efficient comfort in your St. Charles home. To learn more, check out Indoor Comfort Team’s HVAC installation services or call today.

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