What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?

July 07, 2016

If it’s time to decide on 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 demands. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will affect your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation.

Originally, 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 various other components to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Carpentersville, 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 aim 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 perfect temperature. And just because a system is larger doesn’t always 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 creates more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
  • It can also minimize productivity and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system turning on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining 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 224-412-8308.