FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT SIZE SYSTEM DO I NEED FOR MY HOME?
It is important that new or replacement equipment is not sized by guessing the proper size or just replacing the existing equipment capacity. The only accurate way to determine the correct capacity of heating and air conditioning equipment for your home is to have a load calculation performed on your home, which gives your dealer the heat gain and heat loss design data for your home, which is used to select the appropriately sized air conditioning or heating system for your home.
The factors which determine the size or capacity of the new system are the square feet to be cooled and heated, climate, humidity, number of windows, insulation factors, which direction your home faces, heat producing appliances, and the number of people who will be in the home. Oversized air conditioning systems will not remove adequate moisture from the indoor air due to short cycling, leaving you feeling stuffy and uncomfortable. An oversized furnace is similar to an oversized air conditioning system. The furnace run time is short, creating uncomfortable air stratification and less air filtration. Also, the frequent cycling of the unit on and off can cause undue wear and tear on internal working components. An undersized air conditioning system will not adequately cool your home on the hottest days and an undersized furnace will not adequately heat your house on the coldest days.
HOW MUCH WILL MY NEW SYSTEM COST?
The cost of the new system depends on the efficiency of the equipment, the size of your home, if the ductwork is installed and is in good condition and the need for a thermostat or electronic air cleaner. Replacing your whole system, including both indoor and outdoor components, will usually result in a more efficient, longer-lasting system but will also cost a little more. Contact Central Jersey Air Conditioning today for their recommendation and your total investment based on a load calculation performed on your home.
WHY SHOULD I BE WORRIED ABOUT MY AIR INDOORS?
We spend 90% of our time every day indoors. Plus, today's efficient, airtight homes are excellent at conserving energy, but that also makes them better at trapping potentially irritating particles inside the home. With the rising number of people who suffer from allergies and asthma, indoor air quality has become more and more important to our general health and well-being. A wide range of particulate matter can be in your home's air, including dust, animal hair and dander, mold spores, smoke, bacteria, pollen, dust mites, lint and cooking grease.