homeowners reviewing load calculation

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

If it’s time to consider 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 different in their cooling requirements. If your system is improperly sized, it will decrease your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, a load calculation was conducted only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we include many other factors to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Dallas, the square footage and build 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 find the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the ideal 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 function as long, an oversized system will continuously warm up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also reduce productivity and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system switching on and off too often is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is ensuring proper airflow. Tri County Air Care LLC 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 Tri County Air Care LLC, we specialize in keeping your Dallas home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 469-617-3437 or schedule an appointment with us online.