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 professional perform a load calculation is imperative in choosing the system that will work best for your house. All homes are different in their cooling needs. If your system is inaccurately 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 finding 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 be the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Cape Coral, 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 aim to help you come across the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the perfect temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t necessarily 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 function as long, an oversized system will continuously warm up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
  • It can also decrease efficiency and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system switching on and off too regularly is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining quality airflow. Comfort Zone 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 Comfort Zone Inc, we specialize in keeping your Cape Coral home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 239-214-0411.