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 imperative in choosing the system that will work best for your home. All homes are different in their cooling demands. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will affect your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation. Historically, a load calculation was discovered only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard many other components to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Excelsior Springs, 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 come across the air conditioner replacement that fits your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is larger 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 operate 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 minimize efficiency and raise utility bills. Another problem with an oversized system cycling on and off too regularly is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly. One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining quality airflow. Colvin's 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 Colvin's Inc, we specialize in keeping your Excelsior Springs home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 816-630-2702 or schedule an appointment with us online.