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 a technician perform a load calculation is crucial in finding the system that will work best for your house. All homes are different in their cooling requirements. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will affect your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation. Traditionally, a load calculation was conducted only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard several other components to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Lodi, 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 find the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t absolutely mean it’s better. In reality, if your system is too large for your home, you could have a lot of problems: Because it won’t have to operate as long, an oversized system will regularly 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 cycling on and off too regularly is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly. One key to your home’s comfort is ensuring quality airflow. Tokay Heating and 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 Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning, we specialize in keeping your Lodi home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 209-368-0556 or schedule an appointment with us online.