What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?07/07/2016 If it’s time to consider an air conditioner replacement, having an expert perform a load calculation is crucial in choosing the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are specific in their cooling requirements. If your system is inappropriately 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 determined only by looking at the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard various other factors to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Crestview, 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 would love to help you come across the air conditioner replacement that is right for 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 hefty doesn’t necessarily 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 operate as long, an oversized system will continuously warm up and cool down. This results in more wear and tear on the system than normal. It can also decrease 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. Gordon Air Conditioning 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 Gordon Air Conditioning, we specialize in keeping your Crestview home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 850-682-5509 or schedule an appointment with us online.