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 imperative in choosing the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are specific in their cooling needs. If your system is improperly sized, it will affect your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, 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 various other steps to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Wyandotte, 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 completes your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t always mean it’s better. Actually, if your system is too oversized for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to run 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 minimize productivity and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system turning on and off too often is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is ensuring proper airflow. Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning 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 Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning, we specialize in keeping your Wyandotte home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 734-284-1224 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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