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The Importance of a Load Calculation In Sizing Your HVAC System

Gary's Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. Van

There are many times homeowners feel if they buy a bigger unit it will run less, last longer, use less electricity and keep their house more comfortable. According to the Home Energy Magazine studies actually, show that 1/3 to 1/2 of home HVAC systems do not work because they are oversized!

The most common error-dating back to the dawn of the HVAC industry is putting in systems with too much capacity. This Old House

What Is The Load Calculation Process

When you are ready for a new HVAC system: Make sure the “Comfort Advisor” who comes to your home takes the time to perform a Load Calculation which is required by City Code. This is where he will:

  • Measure the size of your windows
  • Measure all the openings in your home
  • Measure your ceiling height
  • Take note of the direction the front door faces
  • Take note of the number of occupants
  • Take note of other sources of heat gain in home
  • And will factor your insulation in the walls and attic of your home.

Make sure this person who is sizing your equipment doesn’t GUESS!

At Gary’swe always perform a Load Calculation to make sure your home will have properly sized equipment to ensure comfort, lower utility costs, proper humidity, long system life and a quiet system you will enjoy many years.