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 professional perform a load calculation is important in choosing the system that will work best for your home. All homes are specific in their cooling demands. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will impact your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation.

Originally, a load calculation was conducted only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider various other steps to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in South Beloit and Belvidere, 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 fits your home. If your system is very small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is larger doesn’t absolutely 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 regularly warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also decrease efficiency 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 decent airflow. Fleming Heating & 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 Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., we specialize in keeping your South Beloit and Belvidere home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 877-389-2465 or schedule an appointment with us online.