What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?

If it’s time to consider an air conditioner replacement, having an expert perform a load calculation is important in picking the system that will work best for your house. All homes are specific in their cooling requirements. If your system is improperly sized, it will affect your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation.

Historically, a load calculation was discovered only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider many other components to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Irvine, 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 fits your home. If your system is very small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t always 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 necessary.
  • It can also minimize effectiveness and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system switching on and off too regularly is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is ensuring quality airflow. True Home Heating and 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 True Home Heating and Air Conditioning, we specialize in keeping your Irvine home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 949-258-7259.

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