If it’s time to consider an air conditioner replacement, having a technician perform a load calculation is crucial in finding the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are different in their cooling requirements. 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.
Traditionally, 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 consider many other factors to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Laurel, 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 fits your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is bigger doesn’t necessarily 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 function as long, an oversized system will consistently warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than necessary.
- It can also decrease 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 creating proper airflow. H&C Heating and Cooling 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 H&C Heating and Cooling, we specialize in keeping your Laurel home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 301-960-3247.