3 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Installing Your Residential HVAC System
When installing a new HVAC unit in your home, the quality of the installation can affect the performance and efficiency of your unit. To get the most out of the unit, you'll need to ensure the job is done correctly.
Here are the most common HVAC installation pitfalls to avoid at all costs.
Wrong HVAC System Selection
Different homeowners have different heating and cooling needs. Thankfully, different types of HVAC systems are available to suit every homeowner's unique needs. The main types of HVAC systems available for homes include the following:
- Ducted/central HVAC systems
- Ductless mini-splits
- Hybrid HVAC split systems
- Packaged HVAC systems
Proper system selection is essential to maximize the performance and efficiency of your HVAC installation. For example, central HVAC systems work best for homeowners who want to heat and cool their entire home while packaged units are suitable for smaller homes that don't have much storage space for accommodating an HVAC unit.
Although each type of HVAC works differently, they all serve the same purpose of providing thermal comfort and maintaining good indoor air quality throughout the year.
Incorrect HVAC Sizing
Your residential space heating and cooling loads can vary greatly depending on various factors, including the following:
- The square footage of your home
- Where you live (your local climate)
- Your residential building's orientation
- The type, size, and number of windows and doors you have in your home
- Your residential roofing material
- The effectiveness of your residential insulation
Choosing the correct size of the HVAC system is essential to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures throughout the year. If you pick a smaller unit, it'll run harder and longer to keep you comfortable, thus wasting energy and money. On the other hand, an oversized unit will not only attract higher upfront costs but also lead to higher running costs in the long run.
Proper positioning and installation of your HVAC unit and related parts, such as the thermostat, ducts, and vents, is a must to ensure efficient heating and cooling of your home. This can only be achieved by using a fully trained and experienced person for the job.
Avoid cheap and inexperienced installers. Although they'll save you money on the cost, they can cause your system to run inefficiently. Retain true professionals for the best performance.
Get in touch with an HVAC service today for professional assistance with HVAC selection, sizing, and installation for your home.