homeowners reviewing load calculation

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

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 decrease your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation.

Originally, a load calculation was discovered only by looking at the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard various other components to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in the Upper Rio Grande Valley, the square footage and structure 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 want to help you come across the air conditioner replacement that fits your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is larger 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 consistently warm up and cool down. This creates 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 turning on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is ensuring quality airflow. Cytech Heating & Cooling 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 Cytech Heating & Cooling, we specialize in keeping your the Upper Rio Grande Valley home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 956-630-3522 or schedule an appointment with us online.