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

July 07, 2016

If it’s time to decide on an air conditioner replacement, having a professional perform a load calculation is imperative in picking the system that will work best for your house. All homes are unique in their cooling requirements. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will decrease your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, a load calculation was conducted only by finding 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 work the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in the Rio Grande Valley, 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 aim to help you find the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is larger doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. In reality, if your system is too large 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 normal.
  • It can also decrease efficiency 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. Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. 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 Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C., we specialize in keeping your the Rio Grande Valley home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 956-381-1162.