When Statler Heating and Cooling visits your home to give you a proposal on a new system, we will perform a complete evaluation, or “load calculation.” By doing this, we will look at all the factors that affect the heat gain and loss of your home.
The load calculation will account for the size, shape, and orientation of your home as well as square footage. What type of insulation and how much you have is important along with window size, type, quantity, and the directions they face. Other factors include what materials the house is made of, air leakage, and locating existing vents and ductwork.
These factors will determine what size unit your home requires. An over or under sized unit is one of the most common problems with any system. By completing a load calculation, you will have a more efficient system and a more comfortable home.