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

July 07, 2016

If it’s time to decide on an air conditioner replacement, having a technician perform a load calculation is important in finding the system that will work best for your home. All homes are different in their cooling requirements. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will decrease your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation.

Historically, a load calculation was determined only by looking at 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 Katy, 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 aim to help you come across the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t always mean it’s better. Actually, if your system is too large for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to function as long, an oversized system will consistently warm up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
  • It can also decrease efficiency and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system switching on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is ensuring quality airflow. Goode Bros AC & Heating 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 Goode Bros AC & Heating, we specialize in keeping your Katy home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at (833)-466-3322.