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

July 07, 2016

If it’s time to think about an air conditioner replacement, having an expert perform a load calculation is crucial in choosing 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 talk about what goes into a load calculation.

Historically, a load calculation was discovered 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 be the best for your home. Our professionals 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 would love to help you discover the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is very small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. In reality, 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 continuously warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
  • It can also minimize effectiveness 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 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 570-244-2510.