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

If it’s time to decide on 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 specific in their cooling requirements. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will decrease your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, a load calculation was determined only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard several other factors to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Marshall, 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 really small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t absolutely mean it’s better. In reality, 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 regularly warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
  • It can also decrease effectiveness 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 creating quality airflow. All Elements Heating & Air LLC 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 All Elements Heating & Air LLC, we specialize in keeping your Marshall home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 903-204-7354.

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