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 imperative in finding the system that will work best for your home. All homes are different in their cooling demands. If your system is improperly sized, it will decrease your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation.

Historically, a load calculation was conducted only by looking at the square footage of a home. That’s still one piece of the puzzle, but we regard various other factors to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our professionals will look at the climate in Chicago, 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 come across the air conditioner replacement that completes 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 bigger doesn’t absolutely 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 run as long, an oversized system will continuously warm up and cool down. This causes more wear and tear on the system than need-be.
  • It can also decrease efficiency 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 quality airflow. iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning 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 iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning, we specialize in keeping your Chicago home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 773-704-0640 or schedule an appointment with us online.