homeowners reviewing load calculation

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

If it’s time to think about an air conditioner replacement, having an expert perform a load calculation is crucial in choosing the system that will work best for your house. All homes are different in their cooling demands. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will decrease your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, a load calculation was determined only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard several other steps to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Vancouver, 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 aim to help you come across the air conditioner replacement that fits your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the perfect temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t always mean it’s better. Actually, 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 regularly warm up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
  • It can also minimize effectiveness 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 decent airflow. Air Pro Heating & Cooling 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 Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC, we specialize in keeping your Vancouver home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 360-571-5100 or schedule an appointment with us online.