homeowners reviewing load calculation

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 a technician perform a load calculation is crucial in finding the system that will work best for your home. All homes are unique in their cooling requirements. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will decrease your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, 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 include various other steps to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Grove City, 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 would love to help you come across the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is hefty 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 run as long, an oversized system will consistently 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 switching on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is creating decent airflow. Air Quality Solutions 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 Air Quality Solutions, we specialize in keeping your Grove City home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 614-871-4144 or schedule an appointment with us online.