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 a technician perform a load calculation is crucial in picking the system that will work best for your home. All homes are different in their cooling demands. If your system is improperly sized, it will impact your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation.

Historically, a load calculation was discovered only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard several other factors to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Hattiesburg, 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 want to help you discover the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t absolutely mean it’s better. In fact, if your system is too oversized 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 causes more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also reduce efficiency and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system cycling on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is creating 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 601-292-9763.