homeowners reviewing load calculation

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 an expert perform a load calculation is crucial in choosing the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are unique in their cooling requirements. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will impact your comfort and multiply 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 many other factors to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area, the square footage and structure 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 fits your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the perfect temperature. And just because a system is bigger 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 operate as long, an oversized system will regularly warm up and cool down. This results in more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also minimize effectiveness and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system cycling on and off too often is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is ensuring decent airflow. Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling 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 Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling, we specialize in keeping your Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 816-286-7258 or schedule an appointment with us online.