homeowners reviewing load calculation

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

If it’s time to consider an air conditioner replacement, having a professional perform a load calculation is crucial in choosing the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are different in their cooling needs. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will decrease your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation.

Historically, 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 various other components to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Asheville, the square footage and structure 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 come across the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t absolutely 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 continuously warm up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
  • It can also decrease effectiveness and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system switching on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining decent airflow. 1st Choice Service Group 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 1st Choice Service Group Inc, we specialize in keeping your Asheville home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 828-551-2913 or schedule an appointment with us online.