homeowners reviewing load calculation

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

If it’s time to consider an air conditioner replacement, having a technician perform a load calculation is important 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 decrease your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation.

Originally, a load calculation was conducted only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we include various other factors to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Lexington, 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 would love to help you come across the air conditioner replacement that fits 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 always 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 run as long, an oversized system will regularly warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also reduce productivity and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system turning on and off too regularly is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining proper airflow. James Heating & A/C, 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 James Heating & A/C, Inc, we specialize in keeping your Lexington home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 336-853-6070 or schedule an appointment with us online.