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 technician perform a load calculation is imperative in finding the system that will work best for your living space. All homes are specific in their cooling needs. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will impact your comfort and multiply your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation. Originally, a load calculation was determined only by finding the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we consider several other factors to find the products that will function the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in West Palm Beach, 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 completes your home. If your system is really small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the perfect temperature. And just because a system is larger doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. In fact, if your system is too large for your home, you could have a lot of problems: Because it won’t have to function as long, an oversized system will regularly warm up and cool down. This results in more wear and tear on the system than need-be. It can also minimize productivity 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 maintaining decent airflow. Hopkins Air Conditioning, 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 Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc., we specialize in keeping your West Palm Beach home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 561-656-4255 or schedule an appointment with us online.