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

July 07, 2016

If it’s time to think about an air conditioner replacement, having a professional perform a load calculation is imperative in finding the system that will work best for your house. All homes are different in their cooling demands. If your system is improperly sized, it will decrease your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation.

Originally, a load calculation was discovered only by looking at the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we include many other components to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Holdrege, 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 discover the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the perfect temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t absolutely mean it’s better. Actually, 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 continuously 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 often is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining quality airflow. Durable Service 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 Durable Service , we specialize in keeping your Holdrege home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 308-995-8177.