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 home. All homes are unique in their cooling requirements. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will affect your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation.

Historically, a load calculation was determined only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider various other steps to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in East Peoria, 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 want to help you come across the air conditioner replacement that completes 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 big for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to operate as long, an oversized system will continuously warm up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
  • It can also minimize productivity and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system turning 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. Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC 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 Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC, we specialize in keeping your East Peoria home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 309-437-2703 or schedule an appointment with us online.