What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?07/07/2016 If it’s time to decide on an air conditioner replacement, having a technician perform a load calculation is crucial in choosing the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are specific in their cooling demands. If your system is improperly sized, it will decrease your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation. Originally, a load calculation was conducted only by looking at the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider several other steps to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Winchester, 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 want to help you discover the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t always mean it’s better. In fact, 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 continuously warm up and cool down. This results in more wear and tear on the system than normal. It can also reduce productivity and raise utility bills. Another problem with an oversized system cycling on and off too regularly is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly. One key to your home’s comfort is ensuring proper airflow. Thornberry Bros 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 Thornberry Bros Inc, we specialize in keeping your Winchester home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 859-745-1564 or schedule an appointment with us online.