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 a professional perform a load calculation is imperative in finding 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 affect your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, a load calculation was determined only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider several other components to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Rochester, the square footage and build 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 come across the air conditioner replacement that fits your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t always 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 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 reduce productivity and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system cycling on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is creating decent airflow. Brogan Heating & AC 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 Brogan Heating & AC Inc, we specialize in keeping your Rochester home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 507-218-0088.

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