What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?07/07/2016 If it’s time to consider an air conditioner replacement, having a professional perform a load calculation is imperative in finding 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 decrease your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation. Traditionally, 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 function the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in West Columbia, 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 want to help you come across the air conditioner replacement that fits your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is bigger 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 function as long, an oversized system will continuously warm up and cool down. This results in more wear and tear on the system than necessary. It can also decrease effectiveness and raise utility bills. Another problem with an oversized system turning on and off too often is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly. One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining quality airflow. Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., 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 Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc., we specialize in keeping your West Columbia home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 803-796-9172 or schedule an appointment with us online.