When it comes to HVAC systems, it’s not simply a case of one-size-fits-all. At Knight’s Mechanical, we make sure the heating and cooling system we install in your central Kentucky home will work optimally for you and your family. You can rely on our experienced specialists for an accurate assessment of your existing HVAC system, along with budget-conscious recommendations about new systems.
The team at Knight’s Mechanical understands that temperature control is not a luxury — it’s a necessity. With that in mind, our technicians consider several key points when choosing an HVAC system suitable for meeting the comfort needs of your home:
- Home Size
- Energy Efficiency
- Long-term Savings
Considering the Buyer’s Budget
Most of our customers must be mindful of a budget when investing in a new furnace component for their HVAC system. We’ll discuss your needs in detail along with your budget. Staying simple is typically less expensive, and extending the system to heat and cool new spaces is cheaper than a new installation.
Those with a bit of wiggle room might consider thinking more in terms of comfort by expanding their current system. Additions like radiant floor heating, humidification systems or superior filtration systems can offer increased comfort. Let us know if you want to get an estimate for including these features when upgrading, expanding or replacing your HVAC system.
Calculating Home Size
Bigger isn’t always better. In fact, an HVAC system with too much heating or cooling capacity tends to cycle off and on too frequently. Oversized installations can prematurely wear out components and increase energy bills. In some cases, the system may never reach set operating temperatures.
Our HVAC specialists know how to properly calculate what your home’s heating load is. This is based on a formula that factors in home size, insulation and local climate. Using this calculation, we’ll discuss systems with the right capacity for the home’s size, which shouldn’t be higher than 25 percent of the calculated heating load.
System Efficiency Factors & Long-term Savings
A high-efficiency system initially costs more than a basic-efficiency system, but you’ll ultimately save a lot on energy costs down the line. High-efficiency HVAC systems produce less waste and consume less energy to create heated or cool air for the home. Factors we consider to ensure efficient operation in HVAC systems include:
- Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) indicates the cooling efficiency of a heat pump or air conditioner.
- Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) shows the heating efficiency of a boiler or furnace.
- Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) indicates a heat pump’s heating efficiency.
Trust Knight’s Mechanical to Help You Choose the Best Home HVAC System
People in central Kentucky know they can rely on the professionals at Knight’s Mechanical for all of their HVAC needs. Our reputation for furnace installation, furnace maintenance and furnace replacement services are unsurpassed. To boot, customers receive a free, one-year Shield Preventative Maintenance plan with the purchase of a new heating system. Contact us today to schedule a service or consultation with one of our HVAC experts.