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Our company is built on a foundation of excellent customer service, fair pricing, and a commitment to treating all of our customers like neighbors.

Our goal is to make sure that you are comfortable in your home all year round. For over 35 years, we have been providing reliable and affordable heating and cooling solutions to homes throughout the state. Our team is always here to help, and we look forward to serving you and your family for many years to come.

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Handy Air is a family-owned, locally-operated business. What started as a small operation over 35 years ago has grown into a reputable HVAC company that services the entire state of Florida. We credit our growth to our dedication to customer service, as well as the great homeowners we have had the privilege of serving over the years.

At Handy Air, we take pride in our reputation for being fast and responsive. We understand that a broken HVAC system can be frustrating and uncomfortable, which is why we make it a priority to provide quick service and get the job done right the first time.

We believe that affordability should never come at the cost of quality. That's why we offer fair pricing and financing options for all credit types, making it easy for homeowners to access the HVAC systems they need to keep their homes comfortable year-round.

Our commitment to customer service is unmatched. We treat each and every one of our customers like neighbors, taking the time to listen to their needs and provide tailored solutions that fit their specific situations.

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The Hidden Cost of Mismatched HVAC Systems: Why Size Matters

August 07, 20233 min read

By investing in a system that's just the right size, you not only ensure a comfortable environment but also make a wise financial decision in the long run.

The Hidden Cost of Mismatched HVAC Systems: Why Size Matters

Many homeowners believe that when it comes to HVAC systems, bigger is always better, or that a smaller system will save them money. However, the reality is far from these misconceptions. The size of your HVAC system profoundly impacts your home's comfort, the longevity of the system, and your monthly energy bills. Let's dive into why getting the right size is so crucial.

1. The Burden of an Oversized System:

  • Short-Cycling: A system that's too large for your space will quickly heat or cool the area, leading it to switch on and off repeatedly, a process known as short-cycling. This constant starting and stopping wears out the components faster.

  • Increased Costs: Short-cycling leads to inefficiency. Instead of a smooth and consistent operation, the system uses more energy, reflecting in higher bills.

  • Inconsistent Comfort: A larger system might cool the room rapidly, but it may not run long enough to remove the humidity, leaving you with a cold, clammy environment.

2. The Limitations of an Undersized System:

  • Constant Operation: An undersized system will struggle to meet the thermostat settings, often running continuously. This constant operation can lead to premature wear.

  • Inadequate Cooling/Heating: No matter how long it runs, a small system may never adequately cool or heat larger spaces, especially during extreme weather.

  • Higher Energy Bills: An always-on system is, unsurprisingly, a significant energy hog, resulting in surprising monthly bills.

3. The Perfect Fit: Benefits of a Properly Sized System:

  • Efficiency: A system tailored to your home's size operates optimally, ensuring maximum energy efficiency.

  • Longevity: Without the stress of over or under-working, the HVAC system can have a longer life with fewer repairs.

  • Consistent Comfort: Achieve that sweet spot of a home that's just right – neither too humid nor too dry, neither too hot nor too cold.

4. Discovering the Right Size:

HVAC professionals use specific calculations, considering your home's size, insulation, window placements, and even local climate to recommend the ideal system. Trust in their expertise to avoid the pitfalls of mismatched systems.

5. How to Ensure an Accurately Sized System: The Role of Heatload Calculation

You might be wondering, "How do I ensure I get the right-sized HVAC system for my home?" The answer lies in a process known as a heatload calculation.

A heatload calculation is an in-depth assessment that factors in various elements of your home. This includes the size and layout of your house, the type and amount of insulation you have, the number and type of windows, the direction your home faces, local climate considerations, and even the number of occupants. Each of these elements plays a part in determining the heat gain and loss your home experiences.

By undertaking this calculation, HVAC professionals can pinpoint precisely what size of HVAC system you require. No more guessing, no more relying on rough estimates — this is a methodical, proven process.

However, it's crucial to note that not all HVAC providers are equal. When seeking someone to perform a heatload calculation, always ensure you're working with a reputable, licensed HVAC company. These professionals will have the expertise, tools, and knowledge to ensure the assessment is accurate and comprehensive.

Remember: Investing a little time in getting a proper heatload calculation can save you a lot of hassle, discomfort, and money down the line. Don't shortcut this critical step; your comfort and wallet will thank you.

Zooming out for a moment...

While the initial price tag might tempt homeowners to opt for a bigger or smaller system, the hidden costs of a mismatched HVAC can be significant. By investing in a system that's just the right size, you not only ensure a comfortable environment but also make a wise financial decision in the long run. Before making that crucial decision, remember: size truly does matter.

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