2 Reasons Load Testing Is Important on a New HVAC Unit

Making Home Comfortable
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Not just any HVAC system is the right fit for your Nacogdoches, Texas, home. That's why the McWilliams & Son Heating and Air Conditioning team relies on load testing to determine the right size and capacity for your new heating and cooling system. Learn why load testing is essential for any new HVAC system and how you'll benefit from this process.

It Keeps Your Home Comfortable

If you're in the market for a new HVAC unit, our first step is performing a load calculation for your home. Like most experienced HVAC professionals, our team uses the Manual J protocol to determine how much heating or cooling your home actually needs. This complex calculation takes into account everything from your home's size and layout to the amount of sun and shade it receives to the direction it faces.

Once we've determined your home's load calculation, we'll help you find a new air conditioner or heating system that's sized for your home. Systems that are too large are prone to short-cycling, which means they heat or cool quickly and then shut off without conditioning your entire home. In contrast, properly sized systems heat and cool for just the right amount of time to keep your home comfortable throughout.

It Lengthens Your HVAC System's Lifespan

You might think a bigger HVAC system lasts longer because it doesn't have to work as hard to heat or cool your home, but in reality, overly large systems tend to break down more easily. Short-cycling can lead to frequent failures, putting unnecessary wear and tear on your HVAC system and requiring early replacement.

In contrast, a system that's sized properly for your home will run smoothly for longer. You'll still need to schedule regular preventive maintenance, but you're much more likely to avoid costly breakdowns or untimely system failures.

Ready to upgrade your HVAC system? Call the McWilliams & Son Heating and Air Conditioning team at 936-585-4079 to learn more about your options.

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