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 a professional perform a load calculation is crucial in choosing the system that will work best for your home. All homes are unique in their cooling requirements. If your system is inaccurately sized, it will affect 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 figuring the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider several other steps to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our experts will look at the climate in Saint Louis, 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 would love to help you find the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t always mean it’s better. Actually, if your system is too large 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 productivity and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system switching on and off too regularly is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is ensuring decent airflow. Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & 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 Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating, we specialize in keeping your Saint Louis home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 314-961-0875 or schedule an appointment with us online.