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

Historically, a load calculation was determined only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider several other factors to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Plainfield, 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 find the air conditioner replacement that fits your home. If your system is very small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the perfect temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t always mean it’s better. In fact, if your system is too large 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 normal.
  • It can also reduce effectiveness and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system cycling on and off too often is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining quality airflow. PWA Heating & Cooling 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 PWA Heating & Cooling Inc, we specialize in keeping your Plainfield home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 815-768-6656 or schedule an appointment with us online.