When installing a new HVAC system or replacing existing components, it’s essential to ensure that the task is done according to code. If you fail to follow the current HVAC rules when performing installation, maintenance, or repair, your home won’t be up to code, which could be unsafe and illegal.
Fortunately, you can ensure your HVAC system measures up to the current code by working with an experienced local HVAC company. An HVAC professional will understand your home’s requirements as well the area’s HVAC rules and regulations that you must follow.
Read on to learn a few important requirements for HVAC systems so they stay up to code.
Size of AC Equipment
For your air conditioner to be up to code, it has to be adequately sized for your home. Factors to consider to establish the right-size air conditioner for your home include:
- The size of your home
- The amount and type of insulation
- The number and placement of your windows
As a result, it’s crucial to consult an HVAC professional before selecting an AC system for your house.
A primary goal of the legislative bodies that set the rules and regulations applicable to HVAC systems is to promote energy conservation. They implement minimum energy-efficiency standards for HVAC equipment installed in homes. In Indianapolis, air conditioners must have a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of at least 13. Gas furnaces should have an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) of at least 90.
Proper Duct Design
Besides choosing an air conditioner that’s adequately powerful for your home, you need to ensure your ducts are designed properly. Errors in ductwork design will compromise your heating and cooling system’s air pressure, efficiency, and service life. The HVAC company you choose to install your HVAC system should follow good ductwork-design principles.
Ensuring your HVAC unit is up to code can be overwhelming. You can make the process much easier with the help of an experienced HVAC company. For more information on ensuring your HVAC system complies with the law and current industry standards, contact Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We’ve proudly served the heating and air-conditioning needs of Indianapolis-area homeowners for more than 50 years.