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

If it’s time to consider an air conditioner replacement, having an expert perform a load calculation is important in finding the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are specific in their cooling requirements. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will affect your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, a load calculation was determined only by looking at the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we include many other steps to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Muskogee, 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 find the air conditioner replacement that fits your home. If your system is very small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t always 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 function as long, an oversized system will regularly warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than normal.
  • It can also decrease productivity and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system switching 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. Hix Air Conditioning Service, 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 Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc., we specialize in keeping your Muskogee home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 918-682-8238.

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