homeowners reviewing load calculation

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

If it’s time to think about 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 unique in their cooling demands. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will impact your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation.

Historically, a load calculation was conducted only by figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we include various other factors to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Williamsport, 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 want to help you come across the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t absolutely mean it’s better. Actually, 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 results in more wear and tear on the system than normal.
  • It can also minimize productivity 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 maintaining decent airflow. Lycoming Heating Company 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 Lycoming Heating Company, we specialize in keeping your Williamsport home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 570-326-4450 or schedule an appointment with us online.