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 imperative in finding the system that will work best for your home. All homes are specific in their cooling demands. If your system is improperly sized, it will affect your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation.

Historically, a load calculation was determined only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard many other components to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Utica, 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 trouble keeping your home at the perfect temperature. And just because a system is larger doesn’t always mean it’s better. In reality, 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 creates more wear and tear on the system than normal.
  • It can also decrease productivity and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system cycling on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining quality airflow. Main Heating & Cooling, 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 Main Heating & Cooling, Inc., we specialize in keeping your Utica home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 586-731-0950 or schedule an appointment with us online.