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

Historically, 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 various other factors to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Springfield, 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 come across the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t absolutely 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 run as long, an oversized system will continuously warm up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than normal.
  • It can also decrease efficiency 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 quality airflow. Bormida Mechanical Services Inc 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 Bormida Mechanical Services Inc, we specialize in keeping your Springfield home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 217-210-2662 or schedule an appointment with us online.