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

July 07, 2016

If it’s time to consider an air conditioner replacement, having a technician perform a load calculation is important in choosing the system that will work best for your home. All homes are specific in their cooling requirements. If your system is inaccurately 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 conducted only by looking at the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider several other factors to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Booneville, 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 completes 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 larger doesn’t always 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 operate as long, an oversized system will consistently warm up and cool down. This results in more wear and tear on the system than normal.
  • It can also minimize effectiveness and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system cycling on and off too regularly is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is creating decent airflow. Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC 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 Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC, we specialize in keeping your Booneville home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 662-269-8716.