How large of a heat strip do I need?
Asked Oct 6, 2009, 07:23 PM
Is there a "standard" method for calculating the size of the heating strip required? I have a heat/loss/gain report if that helps. It's a 2 ton unit and currently has a 5Kw strip installed. The HVAC guy uses the following method:
1 ton = 3Kw
2 ton = 5Kw
3 ton = 7Kw
4 ton = 10Kw etc etc
I am beginning to wonder if the inspector will take issue if he feels there's inadequate aux available. There are Pros/Cons with everything. What's the Con if the heat strip that is installed is inadequate? I am located in Middle Georgia if geography is a factor. Any help is greatly appreciated.