homeowners reviewing load calculation

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

If it’s time to decide on an air conditioner replacement, having a professional perform a load calculation is crucial in finding the system that will work best for your house. All homes are specific in their cooling demands. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will decrease your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation.

Historically, a load calculation was determined only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider various other steps to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Bishop, 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 come across the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is very small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. In reality, if your system is too oversized for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to operate as long, an oversized system will consistently warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than normal.
  • It can also reduce 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. Bishop Heating & 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 Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning, we specialize in keeping your Bishop home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 760-784-9034 or schedule an appointment with us online.