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 picking the system that will work best for your home. All homes are different in their cooling needs. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will impact your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation. Historically, a load calculation was determined only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard several other steps to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Upland, 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 very small, you’ll have difficulty 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 large for your home, you could have a lot of problems: Because it won’t have to function as long, an oversized system will continuously warm up and cool down. This results in more wear and tear on the system than necessary. It can also minimize productivity and raise utility bills. Another problem with an oversized system cycling on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly. One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining quality airflow. Klaus & Sons Heating & 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 Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning, we specialize in keeping your Upland home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 909-982-5698 or schedule an appointment with us online.