homeowners reviewing load calculation

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 different in their cooling demands. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will impact your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s discuss 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 work the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Baltimore, 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 find the air conditioner replacement that fits your home. If your system is really 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 regularly warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
  • It can also minimize efficiency and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system switching on and off too often is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is ensuring proper airflow. Quality Refrigeration 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 Quality Refrigeration, we specialize in keeping your Baltimore home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 410-355-6010 or schedule an appointment with us online.