What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?07/07/2016 If it’s time to decide on an air conditioner replacement, having a technician perform a load calculation is crucial in finding the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are specific in their cooling needs. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will affect your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s talk about 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 include several other components to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Mobile, 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 aim to help you find the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is larger doesn’t always 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 function as long, an oversized system will consistently warm up and cool down. This results in more wear and tear on the system than normal. It can also decrease effectiveness 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 quality airflow. Farnell 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 Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, we specialize in keeping your Mobile home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 251-471-2674 or schedule an appointment with us online.