homeowners reviewing load calculation

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 technician perform a load calculation is imperative in finding the system that will work best for your house. All homes are unique in their cooling requirements. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will impact your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation.

Historically, a load calculation was discovered only by looking at the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider many other components to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Ballwin, 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 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 larger doesn’t necessarily 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 operate as long, an oversized system will consistently warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also decrease 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 maintaining quality airflow. Holiday 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 Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning, we specialize in keeping your Ballwin home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 636-391-7377 or schedule an appointment with us online.