Assess the your home’s heating and cooling needs with a Manual J calculation

Having a correctly sized heating and air conditioning unit is crucial to keeping your home comfortable, and your energy bills low. Trust Balanced Comfort’s experts to perform a Manual J‌ calculation to help ensure your home’s heating and cooling equipment is right for your home.

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What is “Manual J” residential load calculation?

Developed by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), a Manual J‌ residential load calculation determines how much heating or cooling capacity your home needs, and the right equipment to do it.

The calculation is based on an array of factors such as your home’s HVAC‌ ductwork, windows and doors, the number of occupants, appliances and much more. The layout of your house also comes into play, as each room’s heating and cooling factors (and how they affect each other)‌ are unique.


Why do I need a “Manual J” residential load calculation?

Making sure your home is kept comfortable through all hours of the day and night, and ensuring the air quality is healthy for your family, are two major reasons why homeowners might opt into getting a Manual J load calculation.

When it comes to having the right sized HVAC unit, the obvious reason is that a unit that’s too small will have trouble heating or cooling your house efficiently. But having a unit that’s too large can also be a problem. A unit that is too large will heat or cool your home too quickly, causing it to cycle on and off quite often. This is known as “short cycling”‌ and will drive up your energy bills, and significantly shorten the lifespan of your HVAC‌ equipment.

That’s why it’s important to have a professional perform your Manual J load calculation, so that your home has the right sized equipment. We’ll be able to assess the proper equipment needed to help ensure your whole house is comfortable, and safe.

We offer same day quotes and a quick 1-2 day turnaround on your calculation being complete. Contact Balanced Comfort for a Manual J‌ calculation today.