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 an expert perform a load calculation is imperative in finding the system that will work best for your home. All homes are different in their cooling demands. If your system is inaccurately 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 determined only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard several other components to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Humble, 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 find the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the perfect temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t always mean it’s better. In fact, if your system is too big 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 necessary.
  • It can also decrease efficiency and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system cycling on and off too regularly is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is creating proper airflow. Arrings A/C & 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 Arrings A/C & Heating, we specialize in keeping your Humble home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 281-713-8304 or schedule an appointment with us online.