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 finding the system that will work best for your house. All homes are different in their cooling requirements. If your system is improperly sized, it will impact your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, a load calculation was discovered only by finding 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 experts will look at the climate in Wharton, 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 would love to help you find the air conditioner replacement that fits your home. If your system is too 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 oversized 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 need-be.
  • It can also decrease productivity and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system turning on and off too often is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is ensuring quality airflow. Faust Air Conditioning and Heating 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 Faust Air Conditioning and Heating, we specialize in keeping your Wharton home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 979-532-2511 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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