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 crucial in finding the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are unique in their cooling needs. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will affect your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s explain 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 factors to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Macon, 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 fits your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t absolutely 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 results in 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 much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly. One key to your home’s comfort is ensuring proper airflow. Air Temperature Control 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 Air Temperature Control, we specialize in keeping your Macon home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 478-784-1109 or schedule an appointment with us online.