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

July 07, 2016

If it’s time to think about an air conditioner replacement, having a technician perform a load calculation is imperative in picking the system that will work best for your house. All homes are unique in their cooling requirements. If your system is improperly sized, it will decrease your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation.

Historically, 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 various other steps to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Central Point, 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 fits 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 always 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 continuously warm up and cool down. This results in more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also reduce efficiency and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system cycling 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. Titan 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 Titan Heating & Air Conditioning, we specialize in keeping your Central Point home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 514-600-5499.