homeowners reviewing load calculation

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 technician perform a load calculation is crucial in choosing the system that will work best for your home. All homes are different in their cooling needs. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will affect your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation.

Originally, a load calculation was conducted only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider several other steps to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Santee, 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 come across the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is very small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is larger doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. Actually, if your system is too large for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to run as long, an oversized system will consistently warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
  • It can also decrease effectiveness and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system cycling on and off too often is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is ensuring decent airflow. Aireforce Heating & Air Inc 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 Aireforce Heating & Air Inc, we specialize in keeping your Santee home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 619-448-2470 or schedule an appointment with us online.