What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?07/07/2016 If it’s time to think about an air conditioner replacement, having an expert perform a load calculation is important in finding the system that will work best for your house. All homes are unique in their cooling demands. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will affect your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation. Historically, a load calculation was determined only by looking at the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard various other factors to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Plover, 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 want to help you discover the air conditioner replacement that fits your home. If your system is too 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 big for your home, you could have a lot of problems: Because it won’t have to operate as long, an oversized system will regularly warm up and cool down. This results in more wear and tear on the system than necessary. It can also decrease efficiency 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. Point Heating & 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 Point Heating & Cooling, we specialize in keeping your Plover home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 715-345-1979 or schedule an appointment with us online.