You’d be surprised to learn how many HVAC systems are improperly installed because the system is not the proper size for a home.
Statistics show that about 42% of all units installed over the last 5 years were improperly installed and maintained. What does this mean to you?: Wasted energy, increased utility bills and an uncomfortable home.
Think about this:
A 13 SEER Heat Pump operating at 95% efficiency is achieving a 12.35 SEER vs. a 16 SEER Heat Pump operating at 58% efficiency is effectively achieving a 9.28 SEER rating.
In the above example – you paid extra for the SEER rating only to get less because the unit was improperly installed, or improperly matched to your home’s specific needs.
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? A more comfortable home, actual utility bill savings of up to 30% are not uncommon and more money in your pocket. We have customers that have saved so much on their heating and cooling bills with their new system that they all but paid for the new system with just their realized utility savings! Load calculations are very important to optimal HVAC design and are a key component of Freedom’s installation services.