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 professional perform a load calculation is imperative in picking the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are specific in their cooling demands. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will affect your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation. Originally, a load calculation was determined only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard various other components to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Humble, the square footage and design 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 discover 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 fact, 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 consistently warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than normal. It can also minimize effectiveness and raise utility bills. Another problem with an oversized system switching on and off too often is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly. One key to your home’s comfort is creating decent airflow. Air Houston Mechanical LLC 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 Air Houston Mechanical LLC, we specialize in keeping your Humble home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 832-777-1521 or schedule an appointment with us online.