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 professional perform a load calculation is imperative in choosing the system that will work best for your house. All homes are different in their cooling requirements. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will impact your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation. Originally, a load calculation was conducted only by finding 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 be the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in West Palm Beach, 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 aim to help you find the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t absolutely mean it’s better. Actually, if your system is too large for your home, you could have a lot of problems: Because it won’t have to run as long, an oversized system will continuously warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than need-be. It can also minimize efficiency and raise utility bills. Another problem with an oversized system switching on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly. One key to your home’s comfort is creating decent airflow. Summit Air Conditioning 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 Summit Air Conditioning Inc, we specialize in keeping your West Palm Beach home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 561-582-3390 or schedule an appointment with us online.