What Is Load Calculation and How Does It Factor in to My New Air Conditioner?

July 7, 2016
homeowners reviewing load calculation

If it’s time to decide on an air conditioner replacement, having a technician perform a load calculation is crucial in picking the system that will work best for your home. All homes are unique in their cooling demands. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will affect your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation.

Originally, a load calculation was discovered only by figuring out the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard several other components to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Franklin & South Indy, 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 find the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t absolutely mean it’s better. Actually, 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 continuously warm-up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also minimize effectiveness and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system turning on and off too regularly is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is creating quality airflow. Winters Heating and Cooling 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 Winters Heating and Cooling, we specialize in keeping your Franklin & South Indy home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 317-406-5382.