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 a technician perform a load calculation is crucial in picking the system that will work best for your house. All homes are different in their cooling requirements. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will impact your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, a load calculation was conducted only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard many other components to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Midlothian, 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 want to help you discover the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is very small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the perfect temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. In reality, 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 continuously warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
  • It can also decrease efficiency and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system turning 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. Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. 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 Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp., we specialize in keeping your Midlothian home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 804-379-1155 or schedule an appointment with us online.