homeowners reviewing load calculation

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

If it’s time to consider an air conditioner replacement, having an expert perform a load calculation is crucial in finding the system that will work best for your home. All homes are specific in their cooling needs. If your system is improperly sized, it will impact your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, a load calculation was discovered 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 be the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Hauppauge, 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 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 issues keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t always mean it’s better. In reality, if your system is too large 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 creates more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
  • It can also reduce productivity and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system switching on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is creating proper airflow. Cool Power 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 Cool Power LLC , we specialize in keeping your Hauppauge home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 631-360-2665 or schedule an appointment with us online.