HVAC Load Calculation

HVAC Load Calculation Chattanooga

Finding the best possible HVAC system for your home involves many factors. Square footage, floor plan and the number and placement of windows are important to consider. These components will determine the optimal size and power of the system needed to effectively regulate the temperature inside your house. The most important factor to consider, though, is the HVAC load calculation for your specific space.

You may be wondering– what is load calculation? Load calculation is a process for determining the best size, style, and application of an HVAC system. To do this, technicians measure various aspects of a home or building to determine the best-suited system. The primary purpose for obtaining this measurement is to ensure energy efficiency and to maximize comfort inside the home.

We can’t stress enough how paramount load calculation is. It can save you thousands of dollars over time and ensures your new HVAC system is right for your space. Our skilled staff is well-versed in HVAC load calculation. We can outfit your space with the most appropriate system that will provide the best possible results in the long run.

If you’re in the market for a new heating and cooling system, give us a call. We can make sure your new system suits your home size and your budget. We’ll help you choose the best unit to keep your indoor temperature comfortable without spending too much on a system you don’t need.

As air conditioning contractors and HVAC equipment experts, we’re here to help. Let’s discuss your air conditioning needs and find the best new system for you, your business or your family. 

At Keith Heating & Air, we perform several services such as HVAC load calculation, HVAC repair, installation, and more.

HVAC Load Calculation FAQs

Why is it called “load calculation?”

HVAC “load” refers to the amount of heating or air conditioning necessary to maintain the optimal temperature in a building. Outside temperatures, square footage, windows, and more can affect the load.

Why is calculating HVAC load important?

Calculating your HVAC system load is crucial for ensuring the system selected can maintain the proper indoor temperature of the building. Without calculating the load, you risk purchasing a system that will not suit your building’s needs. If your system is too large, it will cut on and off too frequently and have a shorter lifespan. If your system is too small, it will not be able to process air as it should and affect air quality.

How is HVAC load calculated?

To calculate HVAC load, we measure a few areas within a home or building. First, we determine the square feet of the building. This helps us begin to understand what size HVAC unit will work best.  Next, we take into account the number of windows, exterior doors, rooms, and people living in the building. We will go room to room to document all of these factors and calculate the load. 

Other factors such as insulation grade, the building’s weather seals and exposure to the sun can affect the load calculation. We take all of this into account when determining the HVAC load of a building. Depending on the building, there may be other factors that contribute to determining the load.

What unit of measurement is used for HVAC sizes?

The heating measurement is BTUs (British Thermal Units) and the cooling measurement is tons.

Additional Services

We are a full-service HVAC company and can help ensure your system is running efficiently. We offer the following services:

HVAC Repair
HVAC Replacement
HVAC Installation
Duct Cleaning
Bi-Annual Service
24-Hour Emergency Services
Warranty & Claims

If you are having issues with your HVAC unit or need to install a new system, we are here to help. Our technicians are highly trained and ready to assess any problems you may be facing. Contact us below to get started – we’ll make sure your system is running smoothly for your comfort.

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