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

July 07, 2016

If it’s time to think about an air conditioner replacement, having a professional perform a load calculation is important in picking the system that will work best for your house. All homes are different in their cooling needs. If your system is improperly sized, it will decrease your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation.

Originally, a load calculation was conducted only by looking at the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard many other steps to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Magnolia, 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 completes your home. If your system is really 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 fact, if your system is too big for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to run as long, an oversized system will consistently warm up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also decrease 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 ensuring decent airflow. JTech Mechanical 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 JTech Mechanical, we specialize in keeping your Magnolia home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 281-231-8768.