North Carolina Heating & Air Conditioning is Greenville, NC’s premier HVAC company. For more than two decades, we have provided quality heating and cooling services throughout Pitt and Beaufort Counties. We offer reliable service in HVAC for Greenville, NC, Blounts Creek, NC, and Washington, NC services, products, and installations for homes and businesses in our community.
When it comes to your home’s AC unit, it’s important to get the right size. If you get an AC unit that’s too small for your home, it will have to run almost non-stop to keep your home cool, meaning that you’ll have higher electricity bills, and your home often won’t be the temperature you want. If you get an AC unit that’s too big for your home, you risk having your unit run on short cycles, meaning that it won’t run long enough to get rid of any humidity, causing dampness in your home and on your AC unit.
So, how do you know what the right size AC unit is for your home? There are a number of factors to consider when figuring this out. For one, you need to know the square footage of your home; once you know the square footage of your home, you also want to take into consideration your area’s typical climate. In North Carolina, we typically have fairly mild winters and hot summers. That means that you’ll need an AC unit that can keep your home cool during those hot summer months, but you probably won’t need as strong of a furnace as residents with really cold winters.
When calculating the size of your AC unit, you want to consider a measurement called BTU(British Thermal Units). When people talk about the size of your unit, they’re not talking about the physical size of the unit, they’re actually talking about its BTU capacity, or in other words, how much power it can put out. For example, for a home that’s 1500-2000 square feet, you will need an AC unit with 30,000 BTUs. To determine the BTU number that best suits your home, have an HVAC professional come out and assess your space.
If you’re on the market for a new AC unit, but you just don’t know what size is right for your home, give us a call at North Carolina Heating & Air Conditioning in Greenville, NC. We are happy to answer all of your HVAC questions and help you find the right AC unit for your needs.