You’d be surprised to learn how many HVAC systems are improperly installed because the system is not the proper size for a home. Needless to say, this is a problem; a system that’s too big or too small can greatly impact the system’s effectiveness in efficiently cooling or heating your house.
That’s why load calculations are so important to HVAC design. Load calculating is a process that involves properly sizing an HVAC system to ensure it’s appropriate for a particular home. Load calculation involves:
- Properly installing and adjusting the cooling system
- Inspecting your home for potential areas of heat loss and penetration (cracks in window panes, areas with substantial sunlight, spaces around door frames, etc.)
- Measuring the total square footage of heating and cooling areas within your home. This helps determine the appropriate size of the system to make sure it works at maximum efficiency and provides enough power to heat or cool all necessary areas.
- Accurately determine the most appropriate size equipment for your home using specialized tools and software
So what does all this mean to you? Quite simply, load calculations help reduce continuous on and off cycling of your system, which will reduce your energy bills. It can also reduce what’s known as “short cycling,” which can impact the life of your system. Finally, load calculations can improve the overall temperature optimization throughout your home.
Load calculations are very important to optimal HVAC design and are a key component of Southern Air’s installation services. If you’re using Southern Air to have a new heating and cooling system installed you can be sure it will be done right. So contact us today. We will take great care to make sure all of your HVAC needs are met.