What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?07/07/2016 If it’s time to consider an air conditioner replacement, having an expert perform a load calculation is crucial in finding the system that will work best for your home. All homes are unique in their cooling requirements. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will impact your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation. Traditionally, a load calculation was determined only by looking at 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 be the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Rock Hill, 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 would love to help you discover the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is too 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 function 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 minimize effectiveness and raise utility bills. Another problem with an oversized system turning on and off too often is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly. One key to your home’s comfort is ensuring proper airflow. US Air Heating and 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 US Air Heating and Cooling, we specialize in keeping your Rock Hill home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 803-980-4328 or schedule an appointment with us online.