homeowners reviewing load calculation

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

If it’s time to think about an air conditioner replacement, having a professional perform a load calculation is crucial in finding the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are different in their cooling requirements. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will decrease 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 various other steps to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Carlsbad, 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 would love to help you come across the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the perfect temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. In fact, if your system is too big for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to operate as long, an oversized system will consistently warm up and cool down. This results in more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
  • It can also minimize efficiency and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system turning on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is creating decent airflow. Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services 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 Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services, we specialize in keeping your Carlsbad home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 575-887-7777 or schedule an appointment with us online.