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 a professional perform a load calculation is imperative in choosing the system that will work best for your home. All homes are different in their cooling needs. If your system is improperly sized, it will impact your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation.

Originally, a load calculation was discovered only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we include various other components to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Alliance, the square footage and structure 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 aim 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 desired temperature. And just because a system is bigger 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 causes more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also minimize efficiency and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system turning on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining decent airflow. Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces 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 Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces, we specialize in keeping your Alliance home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 308-646-3827.

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