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 an expert perform a load calculation is imperative in choosing the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are unique in their cooling needs. If your system is improperly sized, it will affect your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s discuss 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 regard many other steps to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Mankato area, the square footage and build 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 very small, you’ll have trouble 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 run as long, an oversized system will regularly 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 turning on and off too often is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is ensuring 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.

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