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 an expert perform a load calculation is important in choosing the system that will work best for your house. All homes are unique in their cooling needs. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will decrease your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation. Traditionally, 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 many other components to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Bossier City, 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 completes your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is bigger 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 necessary. It can also reduce efficiency and raise utility bills. Another problem with an oversized system switching on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly. One key to your home’s comfort is ensuring quality airflow. Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning 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 Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning, we specialize in keeping your Bossier City home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 800-COOLING or schedule an appointment with us online.