What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?

If it’s time to decide on an air conditioner replacement, having a professional perform a load calculation is imperative in finding the system that will work best for your house. All homes are different in their cooling requirements. If your system is improperly sized, it will affect your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s explain 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 consider several other factors to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Fort Pierce, 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 would love to help you come across the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is very small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t absolutely mean it’s better. In fact, if your system is too large for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to run as long, an oversized system will continuously warm up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also minimize efficiency and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system turning on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is ensuring quality airflow. Nisair Air Conditioning 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 Nisair Air Conditioning, we specialize in keeping your Fort Pierce home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 772-318-4252 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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