homeowners reviewing load calculation

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

If it’s time to think about an air conditioner replacement, having a professional perform a load calculation is imperative in finding the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are different in their cooling needs. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will affect your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation.

Originally, a load calculation was determined only by looking at the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we include various other factors to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Thousand Oaks, 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 would love to help you discover the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t absolutely mean it’s better. Actually, if your system is too large for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to run as long, an oversized system will consistently warm up and cool down. This causes 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 turning on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is creating decent airflow. Air Max HVAC Inc 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 Air Max HVAC Inc, we specialize in keeping your Thousand Oaks home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 805-217-8662 or schedule an appointment with us online.