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 a professional perform a load calculation is crucial in choosing the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are different in their cooling demands. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will impact your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation.

Originally, 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 factors to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Englewood, the square footage and build 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 fits your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is larger doesn’t necessarily 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 run 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 decrease effectiveness and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system cycling on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is creating quality airflow. Symbiont Service Corp 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 Symbiont Service Corp, we specialize in keeping your Englewood home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 941-306-4161.

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