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Why

HEAT LOAD TESTING


Matters When Buying a New
AIR CONDITIONER
Your home isn’t too
cold…. 1

…or too hot.


Your
2 POWER BILLS
don’t go THROUGH
THE ROOF
3
You
MAXIMIZE the LIFE
of your
AIR CONDITIONER
So, HOW do
you get
these
GREAT
BENEFITS?
Like
Goldilocks, you
want an air
conditioner
that’s sized
JUST
RIGHT
Sounds great!
But how do you get the RIGHT SIZED air conditioner?
HEAT LOAD TESTING
What is
heat load
testing?
HEAT LOAD TESTING
factors in numerous details about
your home to determine HOW BIG
your air conditioner needs to be.
What is the square
footage?
What is the square
footage?

N
What direction
W E
does it face?
S
What is the square
footage?
What’s
the local
climate?

N
What direction
W E
does it face?
S
What is the square
footage?
What’s
the local
climate?

How many
windows
are there?

N
What direction
W E
does it face?
S
What is the square
footage?
What’s
the local
climate?

How many
windows
are there?

N
How many people What direction
W E
live there? does it face?
S
What is the square
footage?
What’s Where does the
home gain and lose
the local
heat?
climate?

How many
windows
are there?

N
How many people What direction
W E
live there? does it face?
S
What is the square
footage?
What’s Where does the
home gain and lose
the local
heat?
climate?

How many
windows
are there?

How much N
How many people insulation is in the What direction
W E
live there? walls, floors, and does it face?
ceiling? S
The answers to
those questions and
more define your
home’s heating and
cooling needs.
HEAT LOAD TESTING
is how you get an air
conditioner that’s sized
JUST RIGHT.
A too-small air
conditioner
seems to never
stop running,
especially during
the summer.
And it STILL doesn’t
cool your home
properly.
All that run time costs you
• Increased power bills
• Increased repair needs
• Decreased life of the
unit
Can an
AIR
CONDITIONER
really be
TOO BIG?
A too-large air
conditioner starts
and stops too
frequently (known
as short cycling).
A too-large air
conditioner starts
and stops too
frequently (known
as short cycling).

It never runs for


long enough, which
creates uneven
cooling.
A too-large air
conditioner starts
and stops too
frequently (known
as short cycling).
It also means your
It never runs for
house feels humid
long enough, which
and clammy, since it
creates uneven
can’t dehumidify
cooling.
the air.
A too-large air SHORT CYCLING
conditioner starts costs big $$$ due to
and stops too higher power bills
frequently (known and a shorter
as short cycling). lifespan.
Your house feels
The unit never runs
humid and clammy,
long enough, which
since the AC never
creates uneven
runs long enough to
cooling.
dehumidify the air.
The professional HVAC techs
at Northern Air always
conduct HEAT LOAD TESTING.
Visit NorthernAirAC.com to
learn more.