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 imperative in choosing 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 affect your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation.

Historically, 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 various other steps to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Show Low, 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 want to help you discover the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. Actually, 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 regularly warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
  • It can also minimize productivity 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 maintaining proper airflow. Rim Country Mechanical, 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 Rim Country Mechanical, Inc., we specialize in keeping your Show Low home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 928-537-1803 or schedule an appointment with us online.