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 important in picking the system that will work best for your home. All homes are unique in their cooling requirements. If your system is improperly sized, it will impact your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation.

Traditionally, a load calculation was conducted 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 professionals will look at the climate in Olathe, 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 want to help you come across the air conditioner replacement that is right for your home. If your system is very small, you’ll have issues keeping your home at the ideal temperature. And just because a system is hefty doesn’t necessarily 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 function as long, an oversized system will regularly warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than normal.
  • It can also decrease effectiveness and raise utility bills.
  • Another problem with an oversized system cycling on and off too regularly is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.

One key to your home’s comfort is creating quality airflow. Polestar Plumbing, Heating & 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 Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we specialize in keeping your Olathe home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 913-432-3342 or schedule an appointment with us online.