What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?07/07/2016 If it’s time to consider an air conditioner replacement, having an expert perform a load calculation is crucial in picking the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are different in their cooling needs. If your system is improperly sized, it will decrease your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation. Traditionally, a load calculation was conducted only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard several other steps to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Aurora, 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 aim to help you come across the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the perfect temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. In reality, 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 regularly warm up and cool down. This results in more wear and tear on the system than normal. It can also minimize productivity and raise utility bills. Another problem with an oversized system switching on and off too often is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly. One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining decent airflow. Service Plus Mechanical 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 Service Plus Mechanical, we specialize in keeping your Aurora home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 630-473-4749 or schedule an appointment with us online.