homeowners reviewing load calculation

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 a technician perform a load calculation is important in picking the system that will work best for your home. All homes are specific in their cooling demands. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will affect your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, a load calculation was discovered only by looking at 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 function the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Longview, 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 aim to help you discover the air conditioner replacement that fits your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is larger doesn’t necessarily 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 function as long, an oversized system will consistently warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
  • It can also reduce 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 creating quality airflow. Ben Maines Air Conditioning, 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 Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc., we specialize in keeping your Longview home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 903-758-0701 or schedule an appointment with us online.