homeowners reviewing load calculation

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

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 living space. All homes are different in their cooling demands. If your system is improperly sized, it will impact your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s talk about 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 include several other components to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Phoenix, 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 would love to help you find the air conditioner replacement that fits your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the perfect temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t absolutely mean it’s better. Actually, 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 consistently warm up and cool down. This results in 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 cycling on and off too regularly is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is ensuring quality airflow. Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & 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 Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc, we specialize in keeping your Phoenix home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 602-997-5701 or schedule an appointment with us online.