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 a technician perform a load calculation is crucial in picking the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are specific in their cooling demands. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will decrease your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation. Historically, 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 regard many other steps to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio, 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 want to help you find the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is very small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is larger doesn’t absolutely 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 results in more wear and tear on the system than necessary. It can also minimize productivity 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 maintaining proper airflow. Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating 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 Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc., we specialize in keeping your Napoleon and Northwest Ohio home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 419-592-4756 or schedule an appointment with us online.