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 picking the system that will work best for your home. All homes are unique in their cooling needs. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will impact your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation.

Historically, 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 various other components to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Ontario, 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 would love to help you discover the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t necessarily 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 consistently 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 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. Stan's Heating, 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 Stan's Heating, Inc , we specialize in keeping your Ontario home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 541-286-6602.

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