What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?

July 07, 2016

If it’s time to decide on an air conditioner replacement, having a technician perform a load calculation is crucial in picking the system that will work best for your house. All homes are different in their cooling needs. If your system is improperly sized, it will decrease your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, a load calculation was conducted only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard many other steps to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Genoa, the square footage and build of your home, the level of insulation, your roof size and type, the size and location of windows, your home’s sun exposure and your family’s habits and schedule.

We would love to help you discover the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. In fact, if your system is too large for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to function as long, an oversized system will consistently warm up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also reduce efficiency and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system cycling on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is creating proper airflow. Assured Appliance and Heating & Air can help with a room-by-room load calculation. We will make sure all components of your system—your air conditioner, ductwork and registers—are working together to keep you comfortable.

At Assured Appliance and Heating & Air, we specialize in keeping your Genoa home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 847-306-8990.