homeowners reviewing load calculation

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

If it’s time to think about an air conditioner replacement, having an expert perform a load calculation is crucial in choosing the system that will work best for your home. All homes are unique in their cooling demands. If your system is improperly sized, it will decrease your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, a load calculation was conducted only by looking at the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we include several other steps to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Rocky Mount, 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 really small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t always mean it’s better. In fact, if your system is too oversized for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

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

One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining decent airflow. Davis 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 Davis Heating & Air Conditioning, we specialize in keeping your Rocky Mount home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 540-483-5605 or schedule an appointment with us online.