What Are HVAC Load Calculations and Why Are They Important?

How do you know if the HVAC system in your Raleigh, North Carolina, home is the right size? To have a comfortable home, you must have a properly sized system. A technician determines the sizing by performing HVAC load calculations. Read more to find out what a load calculation is and why it matters.

What Is a Load Calculation?

A load calculation is a mathematical process. A technician will measure certain aspects of your home to help determine the right size. He or she will take into account the total square footage of your home, the number of doors and windows, the direction the home faces, the R-value of the insulation, and the number of floor levels. With these calculations, the technician can decide which size HVAC system you need.

Small HVAC System Issues

A system that is too small for your living space will run constantly to try to cool or heat your home without being able to reach a comfortable temperature. Energy bills will rise and you will see more wear and tear on the system.

Large HVAC System Issues

A system that is too big will waste energy by turning itself on and off all of the time. An oversized furnace will heat your home right away. This will result in hot and cold spots.

Why You Need The Correct Size System

A properly sized HVAC system will operate efficiently, keep your home comfortable. With proper maintenance, it will perform at peak efficiency for years. Investing in a maintenance plan will help to ensure that your HVAC system receives regular preventive maintenance.

If you would like us to perform a load calculation or maintain your HVAC system, give our professionals at Mitchell Heating & Cooling a call today. You can reach us at 919-948-3263.

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