Green Idea | Santa Barbara Green Building
Santa Barbara Green Building
A common question our clients ask… “do we really need heating and air conditioning?”
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Depending on your individual needs regarding preferred temperatures in the home and the involvement of other heating systems such as radiant floor heating, an HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) may or may not be desired. If desired, we recommend HVAC systems that are rated “high-efficiency” (13 SEER, 90% AFUE) and computer calculated “right-sized” equipment based on the design, construction and orientation of the residence. If the equipment is not sized properly, you may be purchasing a system that will not run sufficiently. For example, if the system is “too large” it will likely be noisier and it will not stay on long enough per cycle to run efficiently. With the above in mind, we implement services to insure that the system is designed specifically for the home and needs of the client. Also, that the systems are pressure tested to ensure minimal leakage, appropriate filters are in place which will promote equipment longevity and improve indoor air quality for the occupants.
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