homeowners reviewing load calculation

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 important in choosing the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are unique in their cooling needs. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will impact your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, a load calculation was discovered only by looking at the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we include many other steps to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Murrieta, 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 find the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t absolutely mean it’s better. In fact, 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 causes more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
  • It can also decrease efficiency and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system switching 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. Cool Air Solutions 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 Cool Air Solutions, we specialize in keeping your Murrieta home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 951-676-2665 or schedule an appointment with us online.