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 crucial in picking the system that will work best for your house. All homes are different in their cooling needs. If your system is improperly sized, it will impact your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation.

Historically, a load calculation was conducted only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider several other components to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Carpentersville, the square footage and build 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 completes your home. If your system is very small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t absolutely mean it’s better. In fact, if your system is too oversized for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to function as long, an oversized system will consistently warm up and cool down. This results in more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
  • It can also decrease productivity 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 ensuring proper airflow. Controlled Comfort HVAC 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 Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc, we specialize in keeping your Carpentersville home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 224-699-9229 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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