homeowners reviewing load calculation

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

If it’s time to think about an air conditioner replacement, having a professional perform a load calculation is imperative in choosing the system that will work best for your home. All homes are specific in their cooling requirements. If your system is improperly sized, it will impact your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, a load calculation was discovered only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we include various other steps to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Bloomington, 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 come across the air conditioner replacement that fits your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have issues 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 run as long, an oversized system will consistently warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than normal.
  • It can also decrease effectiveness and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system cycling on and off too often is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining quality airflow. All Seasons Heating & A/C Co 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 All Seasons Heating & A/C Co, we specialize in keeping your Bloomington home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 812-332-9100 or schedule an appointment with us online.