Growing up in a house full of girls, I unofficially took on the role as my father's only son. So when the time came to fix a leaky sink or change the oil in the family car, it was me that stood by my father's side. Thanks to him and everything he taught me, I am now able to take care of myself and my children in a way that not everyone can. I have tried over the years to engage my own daughter in the same way my father engaged me, but she's currently more interested in playing with dolls than fixing potholes. After my father passed away last year, I vowed to find a way to pass on everything he taught me, this blog is my way of keeping that promise. I truly hope that you learn as much as I have over the years.
You have a big house. It is hot all the time in summer and no matter what you do, and you cannot get away from the heat. If that is the case, you may be looking at installing air conditioning units. Should you install more than one standard unit, or should you just skip the standard units and install an industrial unit? Let's take a closer look at what you want to accomplish and which of these options fits your needs best.
The Size of Your House
Do you have more than three thousand square feet? More than five thousand square feet? Bigger than that even? Okay, so your house is really big. Most standard A/C units utilize the forced air systems and ventilation shafts connected to the furnaces. These units are also meant to cool much smaller abodes than your palatial mansion. Another helpful hint that you need more than one unit is if you have more than one forced air furnace keeping your house warm in the colder months. In that case, you should have an A/C unit for each forced air furnace in your home.
Tons of Windows That Face West and East
Lots of natural light is ideal in massive homes such as yours. It allows you to see plenty without having to use a lot of electricity. However, when a majority of these windows are facing east and west, your home is getting bombarded by the collected heat of the sun's rays. That puts a strain on a single air conditioner as well as other standard A/C units that are connected to your home. If your house is fighting hot natural light and summer heat simultaneously, you may want to skip standard A/C units and opt for an industrial unit instead.
An industrial-sized A/C unit can cool a building of several stories. The square footage covered by an industrial A/C unit is often sufficient to cover the square footage of exceptionally large homes and mansions. That said, if you have room on your property for a giant A/C box and do not mind the contractors creating the concrete slab on which your industrial unit will sit, this may be the better option for cooling your huge home. It is also somewhat more convenient for maintenance reasons, since the industrial unit is the only unit that will require annual service to keep it going.
For more information, talk to a professional HVAC service, such as Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc.