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 professional perform a load calculation is crucial in picking the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are specific in their cooling needs. If your system is improperly sized, it will decrease your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation.

Historically, a load calculation was discovered only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider several other steps to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Oxford, 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 issues keeping your home at the perfect temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t always mean it’s better. In fact, if your system is too oversized 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 productivity 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 maintaining decent airflow. Franklin's 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 Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we specialize in keeping your Oxford home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 662-281-1231.

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