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

Traditionally, a load calculation was determined only by figuring 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 professionals will look at the climate in Augusta, 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 want to help you discover the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the perfect temperature. And just because a system is larger doesn’t always mean it’s better. In reality, if your system is too oversized for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to operate as long, an oversized system will regularly warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also minimize efficiency 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 ensuring proper airflow. McCune Heating & Cooling 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 McCune Heating & Cooling, we specialize in keeping your Augusta home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 316-733-9123 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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