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 important in finding 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 discuss what goes into a load calculation. Historically, 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 various other steps to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Laguna Hills, 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 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 hefty doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. Actually, if your system is too big 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 creates more wear and tear on the system than necessary. It can also minimize effectiveness and raise utility bills. Another problem with an oversized system cycling on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly. One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining proper airflow. White Mechanical, 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 White Mechanical, Inc., we specialize in keeping your Laguna Hills home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 949-716-8379 or schedule an appointment with us online.