homeowners reviewing load calculation

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

If it’s time to decide on an air conditioner replacement, having a professional perform a load calculation is important in finding the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are unique in their cooling demands. If your system is improperly sized, it will impact your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation.

Historically, a load calculation was discovered only by looking at the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider several other steps to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Florissant, 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 completes your home. If your system is very small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the perfect temperature. And just because a system is larger doesn’t always mean it’s better. In reality, if your system is too oversized 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 creates 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 turning on and off too regularly is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining proper airflow. B & B Heating & Cooling 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 B & B Heating & Cooling, we specialize in keeping your Florissant home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 314-838-9800 or schedule an appointment with us online.