What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?07/07/2016 If it’s time to think about an air conditioner replacement, having a technician perform a load calculation is crucial in picking the system that will work best for your house. All homes are specific in their cooling demands. If your system is improperly sized, it will affect your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s discuss 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 regard several other steps to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Saint Peters, 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 come across the air conditioner replacement that fits your home. If your system is very small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the perfect temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t absolutely 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 run as long, an oversized system will regularly warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than normal. It can also decrease productivity and raise utility bills. Another problem with an oversized system switching on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly. One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining decent airflow. C-N-O Comfort Zone 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 C-N-O Comfort Zone, we specialize in keeping your Saint Peters home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 636-578-1777 or schedule an appointment with us online.