What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?

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 home. All homes are specific in their cooling requirements. 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.

Originally, 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 function the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Las Vegas, 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 want to help you come across 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 always mean it’s better. In reality, if your system is too large for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to run 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 reduce efficiency 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 creating decent airflow. Polar Air & 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 Polar Air & Heating Inc, we specialize in keeping your Las Vegas home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 702-623-0579.

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