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 an expert perform a load calculation is crucial in finding the system that will work best for your home. 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 explain what goes into a load calculation.

Historically, 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 consider various other factors to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Derby, 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 would love to help you come across the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. Actually, 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 regularly warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also decrease effectiveness 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 maintaining proper airflow. Giordanos Heating and 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 Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning, we specialize in keeping your Derby home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 203-734-7648.

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