What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?07/07/2016 If it’s time to decide on an air conditioner replacement, having a technician perform a load calculation is imperative in picking the system that will work best for your home. All homes are different in their cooling needs. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will affect your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation. Originally, a load calculation was determined 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 be the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Pinellas County, 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 want to help you discover the air conditioner replacement that fits 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 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 causes more wear and tear on the system than need-be. It can also minimize productivity 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 ensuring quality airflow. Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc 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 Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc, we specialize in keeping your Pinellas County home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 727-398-5515 or schedule an appointment with us online.