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 a technician perform a load calculation is important in choosing the system that will work best for your house. All homes are different in their cooling requirements. If your system is improperly sized, it will impact your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation. Originally, a load calculation was discovered 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 function the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Tampa Bay, 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 aim to help you discover the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is bigger 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 function as long, an oversized system will continuously warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than necessary. It can also decrease effectiveness 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 ensuring proper airflow. Langford Cooling 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 Langford Cooling, we specialize in keeping your Tampa Bay home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 813-898-9553 or schedule an appointment with us online.