When your children are grown, and out of the house, it’s time to start thinking about downsizing. Large homes with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms don’t need to be heated and cooled as often or as much when there are fewer occupants at home. Downsizing your home can be challenging and with the help of trusted heating and air companies in your area, you can enjoy the next chapter of your life and save money in the long-run.
Correct Sizing of Your HVAC System
If you are considering moving to a home with less square footage, expect to have the current heating and cooling system inspected before making a down payment or closing. Larger homes need a larger HVAC system to effectively maintain ideal temperatures in every space.
Just because the home you are buying already has an HVAC system installed doesn’t mean local heating and air companies sized it correctly before installing the unit. You don’t want to pay higher utilities in a smaller space because the HVAC is unnecessarily large.
The best option is to call someone you trust in the HVAC industry who is reputable and has NATE-certified technicians to determine if the unit in question is the right size. Not all heating and air companies are alike and choosing the right one is important when taking steps to downsize.
A correctly sized heating and cooling system will save you money on your energy bill, perform more efficiently, experience less wear and tear, encounter fewer breakdowns, and extend the life-expectancy of the unit. Estes Services has licensed and knowledgeable NATE-certified technicians to inspect the unit in a new home. We will offer affordable solutions if the unit isn’t the right size, so you can still achieve savings year-round.
Consider Ductless Heating and Cooling
If you want to remain in your current home and don’t need as much heating and cooling throughout your home, there is another option for your downsizing dreams. Ductless heating and cooling technology allows you to control temperatures in the rooms you occupy the most without running your current HVAC system. Ductless heating and cooling companies can install multiple ductless systems in your home and connect them through a zoned system.
Individual thermostats control the temperature for each zone independently. If you only need cooler temperatures in your kitchen and bedroom, the ductless system only operates in those two zones without kicking on the other units in your living room or other unused areas of your house. If you have family staying in upstairs bedrooms 2-3 times each year, for example, there’s no need to heat and cool those areas when no one is there.
Trusted ductless heating and cooling companies will suggest the correct amount of ductless systems you need installed and ensure they are operating correctly after installation is complete. Ductless heating and cooling systems offer several benefits, including:
- Installation is flexible, quick, and less invasive compared to traditional heating and cooling systems.
- Ductless systems are more energy efficient, offering savings on your monthly energy bill during the winter and summer.
- Your indoor air quality is higher because there are no ducts to clean, compared to dust, dirt, debris, and pollen typically circulating throughout the ductwork in your home.
Before you decide which option is right for your downsizing, research trusted, local heating and air companies in your area to find a trusted and reliable HVAC technician. Estes Services employs only the best heating and cooling technicians who are NATE-certified, skilled, knowledgeable, and licensed. We offer installation, maintenance, and repair of traditional and ductless heating and cooling systems.
Since 1949, Estes has carried on a tradition of integrity and quality service. Contact Estes Services to discuss your goals for downsizing today.