I had to learn the difficult way that just because you have an actual heating, ventilation, plus A/C method that is perfectly sized for your home, does not mean that it will efficiently heat or cool it; you may be able to get the size plus power right in theory… However, there is another immense factor that determines whether or not your lake home will be heated or cooled efficiently plus satisfactorily.
Your lake home needs to be weather-proofed, but this means, among other things, that you need to have nice insulation; when you have nice insulation, the thermal energy that your furnace produces will stay in your home, rather than slip through thin plus poorly insulated walls… Also, if you have an attic that is not satisfactorily insulated, you are losing a whole lot of chilly air that is escaping through the roof, causing your air conditioner to job harder.
The better the insulation in your home, the more particularly the cool or moderate air that you are trying to generate with your heating, ventilation, plus A/C method will be contained, instead of slipping away. There is also another way the conditioned or moderate air can escape your lake home plus cause extreme energy inefficiency with your heating, ventilation, plus A/C system. There might be holes, cracks, or slits around your doors or windows that are letting chilly or moderate air escape, and so, if you are noticing that your energy bills are rather high, plus yet you are not achieving your desired temperature truly easily, you may need to weatherproof those areas of your lake home to ensure that they are properly sealed. Again, properly sizing your heating, ventilation, plus A/C method is crucial for energy efficiency, however if moderate or chilly air is constantly escaping your home, your temperature control method can’t help you.