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A Note About HVAC Efficiencies and Equipment Size

When you’re getting ready to replace an older heating or cooling system, it’s very important for you to get a Load Calculation done by your dealer or contractor. This Load Calculation is an estimate of how hard your system will have to work in order to optimally heat and/or cool your house. This calculation includes:

  • Inspecting your home from top to bottom including walls, floors and ceilings
  • Identifying windows, doorways and room sizes
  • Identifying drafts
  • Recording insulation
  • Meeting building codes and industry standards

From this Load Calculation, Neerings Plumbing & Heating can determine the proper size HVAC equipment for your needs. By running a Load Calculation, your Neerings technician will be able to accurately size the system to the load in your home.  In fact, the greater the difference between the efficiency of your old system and the new one, the more likely that our technician will recommend a smaller-sized unit. That’s because units that are too large will perform much less efficiently than a smaller one; they’ll cost you more to operate and are more likely to break down. Generally speaking, under sizing your heating and cooling equipment will provide the same or greater comfort as installing a larger unit and at a lower operating cost.