What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?07/07/2016 If it’s time to decide on an air conditioner replacement, having a professional perform a load calculation is important in choosing the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are different in their cooling demands. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will impact your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s talk about what goes into a load calculation. Originally, a load calculation was determined only by looking at the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider various other steps 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 would love to help you find the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the perfect temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t always mean it’s better. In fact, if your system is too oversized for your home, you could have a lot of problems: Because it won’t have to operate as long, an oversized system will regularly warm up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than need-be. It can also decrease effectiveness 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. Triton HVAC & Refrigeration 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 Triton HVAC & Refrigeration, 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 719-332-3458 or schedule an appointment with us online.