What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?07/07/2016 If it’s time to consider an air conditioner replacement, having an expert perform a load calculation is imperative in finding 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 multiply your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation. Traditionally, a load calculation was determined only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard several other steps to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Marshalltown, 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 would love to help you find the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have issues 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 oversized for your home, you could have a lot of problems: Because it won’t have to function as long, an oversized system will continuously warm up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than need-be. It can also minimize effectiveness 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 proper airflow. B & G HVAC 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 & G HVAC, we specialize in keeping your Marshalltown home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 641-752-3429 or schedule an appointment with us online.