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 an expert perform a load calculation is important in picking the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are different in their cooling requirements. 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 discovered only by figuring 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 experts will look at the climate in Des Moines, the square footage and structure 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 discover the air conditioner replacement that fits your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. In reality, if your system is too large for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to run as long, an oversized system will regularly warm up and cool down. This results in more wear and tear on the system than normal.
  • It can also decrease productivity and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system turning on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is creating proper airflow. Kohles & Bach 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 Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling, we specialize in keeping your Des Moines home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 515-207-6569.

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