While being based in the Broad Ripple area, we get alot of service calls from the Westfield area. This area has quickly built up, and has seen many new homes constructed within the last decade. We’ve talked before about the cost/benefit related to homes built during the 2000’s. Many of these homes have been well constructed by reputable companies still around. At the same time, many home builders (most of which are out of business) put up poorly constructed, poorly designed structures, sold solely on square footage/$, and the HVAC systems like alot of other components lacked the detailed design and oversight required.
I bring this up, because we are starting to see the impacts of less than stellar construction have its impact within the heating and air conditioning systems of some in the Westfield area. The major construction error we’ve seen related to HVAC systems, is the undersizing for the square footage. Many of the homes have an open design, which allows for a smaller tonnage & BTU A/C and Furnace to be used and still meet code.
If you find yourself in a home meeting these descriptions, it’s best to get out in front of the issue. When you have your regular maintenance, make sure to ask your HVAC technician if the system is sized right for your home. If it is, great. If not, give us a call and we can talk options.