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

July 07, 2016

If it’s time to think about an air conditioner replacement, having a professional perform a load calculation is important in choosing the system that will work best for your house. All homes are different in their cooling needs. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will impact your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation.

Historically, a load calculation was conducted only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard many other components to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Grand Prairie, 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 really small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the perfect temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. In reality, if your system is too large for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to operate as long, an oversized system will regularly warm up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also reduce 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 proper airflow. Bon Air Service Company 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 Bon Air Service Company, we specialize in keeping your Grand Prairie home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 972-332-1028.