What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?07/07/2016 If it’s time to consider an air conditioner replacement, having a technician perform a load calculation is imperative in finding the system that will work best for your home. All homes are unique in their cooling demands. 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 discovered only by looking at the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard many other steps to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Carson 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 find the air conditioner replacement that fits your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have difficulty 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 large for your home, you could have a lot of problems: Because it won’t have to function as long, an oversized system will continuously warm up and cool down. This causes 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 ensuring decent airflow. Anderson Heating & A/C 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 Anderson Heating & A/C, we specialize in keeping your Carson City home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 775-882-8154 or schedule an appointment with us online.