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 living space. All homes are different in their cooling requirements. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will affect your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation.
Originally, a load calculation was determined only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider many other steps to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Mankato area, 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 discover the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t always mean it’s better. In reality, if your system is too big for your home, you could have a lot of problems:
- Because it won’t have to operate as long, an oversized system will continuously warm up and cool down. This results in more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
- It can also decrease efficiency and raise utility bills.
- Another problem with an oversized system cycling on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.
One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining decent airflow. Northern Comfort 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 Northern Comfort Inc, we specialize in keeping your Mankato area home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 507-387-6596.