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 choosing the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are different in their cooling needs. If your system is improperly sized, it will affect your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation. Originally, a load calculation was conducted only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider many other steps to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Franklin Lakes, 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 come across 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 ideal temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. In reality, if your system is too oversized 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 causes more wear and tear on the system than need-be. It can also decrease effectiveness and raise utility bills. Another problem with an oversized system cycling on and off too regularly is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly. One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining decent airflow. Total Comfort 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 Total Comfort, we specialize in keeping your Franklin Lakes home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 201-891-1333 or schedule an appointment with us online.