homeowners reviewing load calculation

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

If it’s time to decide on 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 unique in their cooling needs. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will affect your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, a load calculation was discovered only by figuring 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 be the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Colorado Springs, the square footage and build 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 really small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is larger doesn’t always mean it’s better. In reality, if your system is too large for your home, you could have a lot of problems:

  • Because it won’t have to operate as long, an oversized system will consistently warm up and cool down. This creates 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 cycling on and off too often is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is creating proper airflow. Mitchell Heating 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 Mitchell Heating, we specialize in keeping your Colorado Springs home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 719-596-6677 or schedule an appointment with us online.