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 an expert perform a load calculation is crucial in finding the system that will work best for your home. All homes are different in their cooling demands. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will impact your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation.

Originally, 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 various other steps to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Tuscaloosa, 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 aim to help you come across the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is too 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. Actually, if your system is too large 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 causes more wear and tear on the system than normal.
  • It can also reduce 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. KDM Service Corporation 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 KDM Service Corporation, we specialize in keeping your Tuscaloosa home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 205-758-2703 or schedule an appointment with us online.