homeowners reviewing load calculation

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

If it’s time to think about an air conditioner replacement, having an expert perform a load calculation is crucial in finding the system that will work best for your house. All homes are different in their cooling needs. If your system is improperly sized, it will decrease your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation.

Historically, a load calculation was discovered only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we include several other factors to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Keokuk, 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 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 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 run as long, an oversized system will consistently warm up and cool down. This creates 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 much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is creating quality airflow. WM J Kraus & Son 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 WM J Kraus & Son, we specialize in keeping your Keokuk home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 319-524-3714 or schedule an appointment with us online.