homeowners reviewing load calculation

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 an expert perform a load calculation is crucial in finding the system that will work best for your house. All homes are different in their cooling needs. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will affect your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation.

Originally, a load calculation was conducted only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we include many other components to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Columbia, 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 discover the air conditioner replacement that fits your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t absolutely 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 operate as long, an oversized system will regularly warm up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than normal.
  • It can also minimize productivity and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system turning on and off too often is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining quality airflow. Alltemp Comfort Services LLC 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 Alltemp Comfort Services LLC, we specialize in keeping your Columbia home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 803-318-6995 or schedule an appointment with us online.