load calculations

March 25, 2014

Furnace Replacement Time? Questions to Ask Your HVAC Installer

Has your furnace broken down? Are you tired of paying to repair your aging furnace? Stop throwing good money at bad and start shopping for a furnace replacement instead. Before you have a new model installed, arm yourself with these questions to ask your HVAC installer. Should I make any changes around my home? Prior to a furnace replacement, it’s wise to make energy efficiency upgrades that may help you qualify for smaller, less expensive equipment. Seek a home energy […]
December 27, 2016

Everything You Need to Know About Load Calculations

Next time you’re in the market for a new furnace, A/C or heat pump, make sure your HVAC contractor properly sizes the system. If they’re just going to use old-school rule-of-thumb sizing methods (e.g., calculating heating or cooling system tonnage by inputting the home’s square footage), you’re liable to get an undersized or oversized system. Instead, your contractor should use modern load calculation software to compute your home’s heating load (or cooling load for air conditioning), then recommend a system […]