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 house. All homes are specific in their cooling requirements. If your system is improperly sized, it will affect your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation.

Historically, a load calculation was conducted only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider many other steps to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Westminster, 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 want to help you come across the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is very small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t absolutely mean it’s better. In fact, 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 causes more wear and tear on the system than normal.
  • It can also reduce effectiveness and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system switching on and off too regularly is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is ensuring decent airflow. True Heating & Cooling 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 True Heating & Cooling, we specialize in keeping your Westminster home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 720-316-1898.

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