Today’s Green Living spotlight: Why Stanley Martin Homes’ “Right Sized” Heating and Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC) are one of the best in the industry.
Right Sizing is an exact science that takes into consideration factors other than size, specifically, the home’s energy efficiency features to provide balanced temperature control, mechanical ventilation, clean air and thermal comfort.
The HVAC System is designed as a separate part of the home that functions in conditioned living space that has minimal air leakage to the outside environment. Conversely, many builders still apply reverse engineering which accounts for poor construction practices such as systems located in unconditioned crawl or attic spaces.
Each Stanley Martin home is engineered specifically for what the home will feature such as structural options like a rear extension, side sunroom or an attic loft. Right Sizing takes into consideration efficient building practices and accurate calculations of heating and cooling loads.
It also results in a system that operates efficiently, with the right amount of capacity, air flow and level of humidity to keep homeowners consistently comfortable. This system will experience fewer drafts, while their rooms maintain temperature better. The more oversized the HVAC system, the more it costs to operate day-to-day, which means you could be wasting your money without the most efficient HVAC system.
One of the primary reasons HVAC designers cite for overestimating the size of the HVAC system is concern about customer comfort. An “Over-Sized” HVAC System will perform on that one super-hot day of the year when the homeowner has 20 of his closest friends over, but what about its performance the other 364 days of the year?
In summary, Stanley Martin Home’s Green Living HVAC “Right Sizing” means:
-Less wasted energy
-Less component failure as the temperatures reach extreme numbers in the attic throughout the year.
-Better indoor air quality.
-Less utility bills.
-Less cost to replace.
-Less short cycling Less noise while sleeping.
Stop by one of our neighborhoods in your area, and learn more about how Stanley Martin Homes is a leader in building environmentally friendly and energy efficient homes.