Heating/Cooling Loads – Oversized and not correct?
I am finally getting ready to dig and got back my system sizing and I have a few questions as it seems over sized and what homes normally receive without this amount of insulation and product.
What first led me to believe something looked off was that my heating load was higher than my cooling as well as the sqft area of the rooms were not looking correct.
If you wouldn’t mind taking a quick look and helping me understand if it seems correct or that I should have a conversation with the individual that I paid to size my system and perform the duct work design.
I am building in Ankeny, Iowa.
I am using the Hobbs VICF for basement, main floor and garage (R30)
2.5″ EPS underslab insulation
Zola Alum Clad windows U value 0.09 BTU/hr/sqft and an SHGC of 0.54
R60 Blown in Cellulose in the Attic
Any insight is greatly appreciated.
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