Understanding Why Geographic Location Can Impact the Size of the Air Conditioning System Needed

There is a big impact regarding the size of the air conditioning system that you need to be based on the geographic location of where you live.  Most people will think that the same size home that is located in Florida would need the same central air conditioning system as a home of that size in the state of Massachusetts.  This could not be farther from the truth as geographic location plays a big role in your HVAC Ponte Vedra needs.

When you start to research central air conditioning systems, what you are going to find is that there are guidelines concerning what size system that you need based on the size of your home.  The guidelines take it one step further, though, and will also get into detail about where you live and how that will also impact the sizing of the system you need.  Climate can play a significant role in the type of HVAC Ponte Vedra system you need, and when you live in a hot and humid area, you need to adjust accordingly.


Excessive Heat and Humidity

There are certain locations across the United States that are prone to extreme heat and humidity.  Any professional that installs HVAC Ponte Vedra systems knows that they need to account for those very hot and humid summers that you can experience.

When you have heat and humidity that is considered oppressive, you need to have a central air conditioning system that is going to be able to perform under those conditions.  This means that the system may have to have a bit more power to be able to get your home to the desired temperature that you want.


How Much Geography Matters

The size of the central air conditioning system that you need is going to depend on where you live and also how big your home is.  The sizing chart breaks the country up into four zones.  When you live in Zone 5, that means you live in one of the colder states, take the state of Maine for example.  Zone 1 is going to include those with HVAC Ponte Vedra needs, as well as other areas of Florida.  A homeowner that has a 1,500 square foot home in the state of Florida is going to need a 2.5 to 3-ton system more than likely.  If you live in Zone 5, though, you may be able to get away with a 2-ton system.

This means that it can be much cheaper to have a central air conditioning system installed in the Northeast and other colder areas of the United States, merely because the equipment that you need is going to be smaller, and thus less expensive.

It all comes down to energy efficiency.  You want your central air conditioning system to run as efficiently as possible.  When you have a system that is properly sized, it is going to be able to help get your home to the desired and comfortable temperature and keep it there without wasting excessive energy in the process.  That is precisely why we at J&W Heating and Air want to be sure the system you end up with is the ideal size for your home.

HVAC Ponte Vedra professionals like us understand what it means to live in the heat and humidity of Florida.  We know how to size up central air conditioning systems so that your home can be as cold as you want it to be, while also being extremely energy efficient.  Understanding how geographic location impacts central air conditioning sizing can help you work through the installation process of your new system.


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Stacy Russell
Stacy Russell
15:10 02 Jun 20
I will be recommending J&W to my friends and family. They were very professional and on time. Did a very well job in... a quality manner. Dustin, Mark, and Robert. Worked very well together and was in and out with no cleanup for me to do. Thanks so much for getting my home back to a cool environment.read more
Phillip Wallace
Phillip Wallace
13:46 27 May 20
Just had an entirely new, full HVAC install done at our old house in Riverside, which was a fairly big job. Brian and... Will did the installation, and were awesome. There was going to be issues leveling the air handler in the attic, so they moved it to a new spot and hung it instead, getting new parts/changing the plan on the fly. We're much happier with this new setup and location of the air handler. I really appreciated this, their professionalism/thoroughness, and flexibility. Brian and Will worked super-hard, and double-checked everything once the job was done. Would use this company again.read more
Louis Kincheloe
Louis Kincheloe
21:18 01 May 20
Two installers here early this morning. Worked all day. Very professional, extremely well mannered and quick to answer... all my questions. They are Dustin and Robert. Both men went above just installing my new unit, they were personable and knowledgeable in what they were doing. I was surprised when I found out these two hadn't been working that long together. They worked extremely well together. I highly recommend this two men.read more
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
18:10 01 Jun 18
Very pleased with installation of York A/C Heating unit. Jason Bottoms and Jason Flatearth were professional, ... arrived on time and completed the job in a timely manner. The unit looks great. They upgraded and repaired everything that needed it. Great Job.read more
James Ponciano
James Ponciano
22:46 03 May 18
A snake crawled into my outdoor condenser and stopped my 16 year old Trane last week on Thursday. The power surge took... out my blower unit circuit board and the motor. I called J&W and Rob was over within two hours of my call. I was spec'd a new York 17 seer system and it was up and running on Monday. Technicians Jason and Brian arrived promptly and every facet of the installation was thorough. When completed, I would not of even known they were there except they left my garage cleaner! Thanks J&W!read more
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