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 technician perform a load calculation is imperative 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 increase your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, a load calculation was discovered only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard many other components to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Scottsboro, 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 find the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is very small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t always mean it’s better. Actually, if your system is too big for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to function 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 reduce productivity and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system turning on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining quality airflow. Southern 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 Southern Heating & Cooling Inc., we specialize in keeping your Scottsboro home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 256-574-1300 or schedule an appointment with us online.