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 a professional perform a load calculation is important in finding the system that will work best for your home. All homes are unique in their cooling needs. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will decrease your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation.

Originally, 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 include several other factors to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Locust, 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 want to help you find the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. In fact, if your system is too big for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to function as long, an oversized system will regularly warm up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also reduce efficiency 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 ensuring quality airflow. Dynamic Comfort Solutions 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 Dynamic Comfort Solutions, we specialize in keeping your Locust home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 704-485-5506 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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