homeowners reviewing load calculation

What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?

If it’s time to decide on an air conditioner replacement, having a technician perform a load calculation is imperative in choosing the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are unique in their cooling demands. If your system is improperly sized, it will impact your comfort and multiply 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 various other components to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Buellton, 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 aim to help you discover the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is larger doesn’t always 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 continuously warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
  • 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 decent airflow. Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning 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 Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning, we specialize in keeping your Buellton home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 805-688-4018 or schedule an appointment with us online.