Has the term HVAC load calculation caught your ears? For most people, such term may arrive as to their ears. Basically, a load calculation pertains to the process of identifying the appropriate size of an air conditioner or furnace for a home or building. During the early times of the market, HVAC duct design and … Continue Reading »
Did you know the average household spends more than $2,500 a year on energy bills? Nearly half of these energy costs go to heating and cooling. Did you know the energy used in the average house is responsible for twice as many greenhouse gas emissions as the average car?
When you are having a central air system installed into your home, it can be a lot more complicated than simply finding room in the walls and attic of your house for all the necessary equipment. Part of the challenge is also making sure that the system you’ve chosen can do an adequate job of … Continue Reading »
Manual J Residential Load Calculation, written by Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA,) is the recommended method to accurately calculate the required size of a HVAC system for a residential home. By utilizing the Manual J Load Calculation you set yourself apart from your competition by guaranteeing your client will have the industry standard in … Continue Reading »
Saving energy is the environmentally responsible thing to do. Ensuring that your home is as energy efficient as possible means that you are putting less of a load on our environment. There are a number of ways that you can make your home more energy efficient, and having the proper heating and cooling system is … Continue Reading »
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) is the nation’s largest organization of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors. As such, they have compiled several different manuals to set an industry standard for how certain processes are run. Manual J, for example, sets standards for load calculations and how much power should be dedicated … Continue Reading »
ACCA (the Air Conditioning Contractors of America) publish Manual J and Manual D worksheets and contractors used these forms to calculate residential heat loss and heat gain because they were the accepted method for calculating residential loads for decades.
The first step of HVAC system design for a builder, HVAC contractor, and other trade partners is to understand the importance of properly calculating peak heating and cooling loads. Energy efficiency, occupant comfort, indoor air quality, and building durability are dependent on accurate load calculations. While a complete HVAC design involves much more than just … Continue Reading »
So you are getting ready to replace an old HVAC system or perhaps you are building your new dream home. Before making that purchase or even selecting the installing contractor, there are three important factors to investigate to ensure optimum comfort in your home for many years to come. This blog addresses the 1st step … Continue Reading »
An ACCA Certified Manual J load analysis provides: Individual Room x Room heating and cooling needs. This is required by most permit offices and block loads are generally rejected