homeowners reviewing load calculation

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

If it’s time to decide on an air conditioner replacement, having a technician perform a load calculation is imperative in picking the system that will work best for your home. All homes are unique in their cooling requirements. If your system is improperly sized, it will affect your comfort and raise 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 many other factors to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Paso Robles, 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 aim to help you come across the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the perfect temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t absolutely 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 regularly warm up and cool down. This results in 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 switching 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. Paso Robles Heating and 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 Paso Robles Heating and Air, we specialize in keeping your Paso Robles home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 805-238-7553 or schedule an appointment with us online.