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

Traditionally, a load calculation was discovered only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard many other steps to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Madera, 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 want to help you discover 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 desired temperature. And just because a system is larger 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 continuously warm up and cool down. This results in more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
  • It can also minimize productivity 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 creating proper airflow. Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. 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 Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc., we specialize in keeping your Madera home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 559-675-1681 or schedule an appointment with us online.