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

Historically, a load calculation was conducted only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard many other factors to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Denver, 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 discover 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 hefty doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. In fact, if your system is too large for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to operate as long, an oversized system will continuously warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than normal.
  • It can also reduce efficiency 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 quality airflow. Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we specialize in keeping your Denver home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 303-452-4146 or schedule an appointment with us online.