What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?07/07/2016 If it’s time to decide on an air conditioner replacement, having a professional perform a load calculation is imperative in picking the system that will work best for your house. All homes are unique in their cooling needs. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will decrease your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation. Originally, a load calculation was conducted only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard many other factors to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Dresden, 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 discover the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is bigger 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 run as long, an oversized system will continuously warm up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than need-be. It can also reduce productivity 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 proper airflow. McFadden 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 McFadden Heating & Cooling, we specialize in keeping your Dresden home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 1-866-781-0111 or schedule an appointment with us online.