What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?07/07/2016 If it’s time to think about an air conditioner replacement, having an expert perform a load calculation is important in finding the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are unique in their cooling needs. If your system is improperly sized, it will affect your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation. Historically, 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 many other factors to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Raceland, 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 completes your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t absolutely mean it’s better. Actually, if your system is too oversized for your home, you could have a lot of problems: Because it won’t have to run as long, an oversized system will consistently warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than normal. It can also reduce effectiveness and raise utility bills. Another problem with an oversized system switching on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly. One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining proper airflow. Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service 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 Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service, we specialize in keeping your Raceland home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 985-537-6795 or schedule an appointment with us online.