It takes time and expertise to complete a professional load calculation and system design for a new home. Quality design is crucial to an efficient, well performing system.
Many things impact your air conditioning and heating requirements. The number and size of windows and even kitchen appliances all affect load calculation. Year-round, comfort is the goal. In the summer, your cooling system not only cools your home’s air (sensible cooling), it removes moisture (latent cooling). In the winter, your heating system must keep you comfortable without causing high utility bills.
Guess work can lead to under-sizing your new system, which can reduce the comfort of your home. However, bigger isn’t necessarily better.
Purchasing a bigger unit than you need will cost you more to buy and it can cost a lot more to operate and service. Even worse, over-sizing will add unnecessary expense to the job’s installation cost, and may contribute to moisture-related problems down the line.
Fosters does things right by carefully measuring your home to evaluate its levels of insulation. Window sizes and quantity will also be noted, levels of infiltration will be estimated and internal loads including lighting and kitchen appliances will be taken into consideration.
Heating and air conditioning equipment comes in many capacities, configurations and efficiency. It can be very confusing. You can count on Fosters to explain your choices in simple terms and help you select the right equipment that will be compatible with your home and family’s heating and cooling needs.