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

If it’s time to think about an air conditioner replacement, having a professional perform a load calculation is crucial in picking the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are different in their cooling needs. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will impact your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, a load calculation was conducted only by finding 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 team will look at the climate in Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas, 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 trouble keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t always mean it’s better. In reality, if your system is too large for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to operate as long, an oversized system will consistently warm up and cool down. This results in more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also reduce efficiency 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 creating proper airflow. Innovative Mechanical, 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 Innovative Mechanical, LLC, we specialize in keeping your Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 770-726-7407 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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