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

July 07, 2016

If it’s time to think about an air conditioner replacement, having an expert perform a load calculation is crucial in finding the system that will work best for your house. All homes are specific in their cooling demands. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will affect your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation.

Originally, a load calculation was determined only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider several other factors to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Laguna Niguel, 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 come across the air conditioner replacement that fits your home. If your system is very small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t necessarily 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 function as long, an oversized system will consistently warm up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than normal.
  • It can also minimize efficiency and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system turning 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. Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating 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 Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating , we specialize in keeping your Laguna Niguel home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 949-525-9119.