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 living space. All homes are unique in their cooling needs. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will impact your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s explain 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 regard several other factors to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in West Valley, 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 aim to help you discover 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 hefty doesn’t absolutely 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 operate 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 maintaining decent airflow. Select Comfort System 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 Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning, we specialize in keeping your West Valley home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 801-969-7088 or schedule an appointment with us online.