If you are a homeowner who needs to install a new heating system before the winter begins, one step you simply cannot bypass is a heat load calculation. Going by the size of your previous heating system isn’t enough to ensure that you install the right-sized heater for your home, especially if you are going to use a different type of heating system. A heat load calculation takes a number of factors into account, which is why it’s very important to hire a trained heating specialist to conduct the heat load calculation for your home. The heating experts at D’Spain Sales & Service, Inc., think heat load calculations are so important that we perform one with every new installation, including replacement jobs. Are you putting a new heating system into your home in Bandera, TX? Then it’s time to give us a call!
Why a Heat Load Calculation Matters
You may be asking yourself: what is a heat load calculation and why does it matter? Every home needs a specific amount of heat to be comfortable. When there’s too little, you’ll always feel chilly, and when there’s too much, you’ll feel like you living inside your heating system. Neither scenario is what you want and the best way to ensure that you don’t experience an issue with sizing is to have a professional calculate how much heat your home really needs. There are a number of factors that are included in a heat load calculation:
- The number of doors and windows and their types
- The level of insulation throughout your entire home
- Your home’s floor plan
- The number of stories your home has
- The direction in which your home faces (orientation)
- Daytime heat gain
- The number of occupants
Once these factors have been identified, they will be put together in a calculation that will tell your technician how much heat your home will need. These results will then be used to correctly size your heater.
Have the wrong-sized heating system in your home can lead to many recurrent problems. Start off on the right foot with a correct heat load calculation!