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

If it’s time to decide on an air conditioner replacement, having an expert perform a load calculation is imperative in finding the system that will work best for your home. All homes are specific in their cooling demands. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will decrease your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation.

Historically, a load calculation was determined only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider many other factors to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Marshfield, 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 want to help you find the air conditioner replacement that is right for 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 larger doesn’t absolutely mean it’s better. In reality, if your system is too oversized for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to operate as long, an oversized system will consistently warm up and cool down. This results in more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also minimize effectiveness and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system turning on and off too regularly is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is creating proper airflow. House of Heating Incorporated 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 House of Heating Incorporated, we specialize in keeping your Marshfield home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 888-384-3163 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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