What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?07/07/2016 If it’s time to think about an air conditioner replacement, having an expert perform a load calculation is crucial in choosing the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are unique in their cooling demands. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will impact your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation. Originally, a load calculation was conducted only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we include several other components to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Pacheco, 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 aim to help you discover the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is very small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t always mean it’s better. Actually, if your system is too big 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 decrease efficiency 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 ensuring decent airflow. Clean Air 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 Clean Air HVAC, we specialize in keeping your Pacheco home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 925-689-7017 or schedule an appointment with us online.