HVAC in Boone, NC: Proper Installation Essential to Achieve Efficiency

furny_smallHaving an HVAC system installed in your home? Make sure that this is done properly, or risk lower energy efficiency. A recent study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology showed that, while more energy efficient Boone heating and air conditioning systems can potentially cut down energy consumption by as much as 30 percent, this may be for nothing if the system is not properly installed.

According to Piotr Domanski, who led the research, improper installation can increase household energy use by as much as 30 percent. The surveys conducted by the team showed that the majority of the evaluated air-conditioning equipment performed well below rated energy efficiency levels due to one or more installation faults. The results also revealed that degraded equipment performance is more prominent in air conditioners, heat pumps, and other related equipment.

Leaky air ducts are the dominant faults that Domanski and his team saw in their study. If left unattended, a leaky air duct can lead to significant money wasted on electrical bills, especially for homes in humid areas. Another common fault is installing an oversized system, which can result from rushing the job and not doing the proper measurements before installing the system. Whatever the case, oversized HVAC systems use more energy than needed, and thus cost you much more than necessary.

Having a proper level of air flow is also essential for a heating or air conditioning system to work at its best. Your energy bills might start to skyrocket once the flow becomes too high or low. Furthermore, it can affect the system’s performance, and result in uncomfortable temperatures.

With these findings in mind, the NIST advises all consumers, especially those who are still planning on installing HVAC system in their homes, to hire a professional to size, select, and install equipment according to industry-recognized standards, and thus ensure maximum energy efficiency.

An average household spends over $2,200 yearly for electric bills, and half of it goes towards HVAC systems. However, the energy spent in regulating indoor temperatures results in twice the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced by an average car. In installing your HVAC system, therefore, you must first consider how it might impact your home and have regular maintenance scheduled to keep it running at optimal performance.

To avoid costly installation mistakes, call on reliable Boone, NC HVAC systems and installation services, such as Mountaineer Heating and Cooling. These professionals can help you in many ways, including determining the correct size of the units to install in your home, as well as proper installation that will help prevent inefficiencies, avoiding precious utility money going down the drain.

(Source: Energy efficiency of HVAC equipment suffers due to poor installation, Phys.org)