Hello all,

If I've learned anything from this forum, it's the importance of getting a load calc done when sizing a new furnace. Well, I tried to do just that when I asked my local HVAC contractor for a couple furnace estimates along with a load calc for my 1300 sq ft home.

He was very reluctant to do it but I insisted. He then told me it would take about 5 hrs to do and cost $400 Can! Something about a very complicated procedure where they blow air all throughout the house to find all the leaks, etc.

What do you other gentlemen do when you are asked for a load calc and how much do you charge?