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 technician perform a load calculation is important in choosing the system that will work best for your house. All homes are unique in their cooling needs. If your system is improperly sized, it will impact your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation.

Originally, a load calculation was conducted only by looking at the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider several other factors to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Opelika, 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 want to help you discover the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the perfect temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. In fact, 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 results in 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 often is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining decent airflow. Farnell Mechanical, 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 Farnell Mechanical, Inc., we specialize in keeping your Opelika home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 334-524-2458 or schedule an appointment with us online.