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 technician 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 impact your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s explain 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 consider various other factors to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Hamilton, 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 would love to help you come across the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have difficulty 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 operate as long, an oversized system will regularly warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than normal.
  • It can also reduce 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 maintaining quality airflow. Carefree Heating and Cooling, 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 Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC, we specialize in keeping your Hamilton home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 513-268-5164.

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