homeowners reviewing load calculation

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 a professional perform a load calculation is imperative in choosing the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are different in their cooling needs. If your system is improperly sized, it will decrease your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, a load calculation was conducted only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider several other components to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Crystal Lake, 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 would love to help you come across the air conditioner replacement that completes 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 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 continuously warm up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also minimize effectiveness and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system turning on and off too regularly is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is ensuring decent airflow. Jett's Heating & Air 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 Jett's Heating & Air Inc., we specialize in keeping your Crystal Lake home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 815-459-4700 or schedule an appointment with us online.