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 professional perform a load calculation is important in picking the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are unique in their cooling demands. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will decrease your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, 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 be the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Hattiesburg, 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 aim to help you discover the air conditioner replacement that fits your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the ideal 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 function as long, an oversized system will regularly warm up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
  • It can also reduce effectiveness and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system switching on and off too regularly is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is ensuring quality airflow. Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning 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 Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning, we specialize in keeping your Hattiesburg home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 601-268-3486 or schedule an appointment with us online.