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 technician perform a load calculation is imperative in choosing the system that will work best for your home. All homes are different in their cooling needs. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will decrease your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, a load calculation was determined only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard various other steps to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Chadron, 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 want to help you come across the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is very small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the perfect temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. In fact, if your system is too big for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to function as long, an oversized system will continuously warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also decrease efficiency and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system cycling on and off too often is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is creating proper airflow. MPC 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 MPC Heating & Cooling, we specialize in keeping your Chadron home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 308-832-4321.

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