homeowners reviewing load calculation

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

If it’s time to consider an air conditioner replacement, having an expert perform a load calculation is important in choosing the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are specific in their cooling requirements. If your system is improperly sized, it will impact your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation.

Originally, a load calculation was determined only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider many other steps to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Wisconsin Rapids, 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 discover the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is larger doesn’t always 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 function 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 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 decent airflow. Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc 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 Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc, we specialize in keeping your Wisconsin Rapids home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 715-421-5555 or schedule an appointment with us online.