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 professional perform a load calculation is important in picking the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are unique in their cooling needs. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will decrease your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, a load calculation was determined only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard various other factors to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Chatsworth, 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 come across the air conditioner replacement that fits your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t absolutely mean it’s better. Actually, if your system is too big for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to function as long, an oversized system will continuously warm up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also decrease efficiency 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 maintaining decent airflow. True Temp 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 True Temp Heating & Air Inc, we specialize in keeping your Chatsworth home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 706-695-7492.