If it’s time to decide on an air conditioner replacement, having an expert perform a load calculation is important in choosing the system that will work best for your home. All homes are unique in their cooling requirements. If your system is inappropriately sized, it will impact your comfort and increase your utility bills. Let’s discuss what goes into a load calculation.
Historically, a load calculation was determined only by figuring 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 team will look at the climate in Manassas, 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 want to help you discover the air conditioner replacement that completes your home. If your system is too small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the perfect temperature. And just because a system is bigger 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 consistently warm up and cool down. This creates more wear and tear on the system than normal.
- It can also decrease efficiency 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 ensuring decent airflow. Air-Right Energy Design, 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 Air-Right Energy Design, Inc., we specialize in keeping your Manassas home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 703-260-1148.