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 important in picking the system that will work best for your house. All homes are different in their cooling requirements. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will impact your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation.

Historically, a load calculation was discovered only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider many other factors to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Brighton, 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 aim to help you find the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t always 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 regularly warm up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also minimize 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 ensuring quality airflow. D & D Heating & AC 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 D & D Heating & AC, we specialize in keeping your Brighton home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 720-316-1401.

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