What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?07/07/2016 If it’s time to think about an air conditioner replacement, having a professional perform a load calculation is crucial in finding the system that will work best for your house. All homes are different in their cooling demands. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will decrease your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation. Historically, a load calculation was discovered only by looking at the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard various other components to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Portland Metro, 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 really small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t always mean it’s better. Actually, if your system is too big 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 results in more wear and tear on the system than need-be. It can also decrease efficiency and raise utility bills. Another problem with an oversized system turning on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly. One key to your home’s comfort is creating quality airflow. Central Air Inc 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 Central Air Inc, we specialize in keeping your Portland Metro home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 503-656-1908 or schedule an appointment with us online.