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

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homeowners reviewing load calculation

If it’s time to think about an air conditioner replacement, having an expert perform a load calculation is imperative in picking the system that will work best for your house. All homes are different in their cooling demands. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will impact your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s talk about 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 consider many other factors to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Southern California, 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 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 reality, 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 continuously warm up and cool down. This results in more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
  • It can also minimize productivity 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 maintaining quality airflow. Econo Air 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 Econo Air, we specialize in keeping your Southern California home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 714-695-6661 or schedule an appointment with us online.