homeowners reviewing load calculation

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 technician perform a load calculation is crucial in finding the system that will work best for your home. All homes are different in their cooling needs. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will impact your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation.

Originally, a load calculation was conducted only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard several other components to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Belton, 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 aim to help you discover 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 necessarily 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 run as long, an oversized system will regularly warm up and cool down. This results in more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
  • It can also decrease 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 ensuring decent airflow. Bell Air Conditioning 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 Bell Air Conditioning Inc., we specialize in keeping your Belton home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 254-939-1141 or schedule an appointment with us online.