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 crucial in finding the system that will work best for your home. All homes are unique in their cooling requirements. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will impact your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation.

Originally, a load calculation was discovered only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we include several other factors to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Odessa, the square footage and structure 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 want to help you come across the air conditioner replacement that completes 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 absolutely mean it’s better. Actually, if your system is too big 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 normal.
  • It can also reduce productivity 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 maintaining quality airflow. Redhawk 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 Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning, we specialize in keeping your Odessa home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 432-333-2208 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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