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 technician perform a load calculation is important in picking the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are specific in their cooling needs. If your system is improperly sized, it will affect your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s explain 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 factors to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Ronkonkoma, the square footage and design 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 is right for your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t always 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 results in more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also minimize productivity and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system switching on and off too often is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is creating quality 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 Ronkonkoma home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 631-246-4029.