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 professional perform a load calculation is crucial in finding the system that will work best for your home. All homes are specific in their cooling demands. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will decrease your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation.

Originally, a load calculation was discovered only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider several other steps to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in East Bernard, 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 find the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the perfect temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t necessarily 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 run as long, an oversized system will regularly warm up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
  • It can also minimize efficiency and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system cycling on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining proper airflow. E.B. Air, 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 E.B. Air, LLC, we specialize in keeping your East Bernard home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 979-335-4262.

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