homeowners reviewing load calculation

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

If it’s time to think about an air conditioner replacement, having a technician perform a load calculation is important in picking the system that will work best for your house. All homes are different in their cooling needs. If your system is inaccurately 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 conducted only by looking at the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we include many other factors to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Middletown, 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 is right for 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 always mean it’s better. In reality, if your system is too large for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to operate as long, an oversized system will consistently warm up and cool down. This results in more wear and tear on the system than normal.
  • It can also decrease productivity and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system turning on and off too regularly is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is creating decent airflow. Schagrin Gas Company 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 Schagrin Gas Company, we specialize in keeping your Middletown home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 302-658-2000 or schedule an appointment with us online.