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 important in finding the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are unique in their cooling requirements. If your system is improperly sized, it will decrease your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation. Originally, a load calculation was discovered only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider various other steps to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Bountiful, 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 would love to help you discover the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is very small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t always mean it’s better. In fact, 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 necessary. It can also minimize productivity 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. Craig's Heating & Cooling 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 Craig's Heating & Cooling, we specialize in keeping your Bountiful home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 801-295-3357 or schedule an appointment with us online.