If it’s time to decide on an air conditioner replacement, having an expert perform a load calculation is important in picking the system that will work best for your home. All homes are unique in their cooling demands. If your system is improperly sized, it will affect your comfort and raise your utility bills. Let’s explain what goes into a load calculation.
Historically, 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 regard various other factors to find the products that will work the best for your home. Our team will look at the climate in Rapid City, 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 aim to help you find the air conditioner replacement that fits 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 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 consistently warm up and cool down. This creates 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 turning on and off too much is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.
One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining proper airflow. Precision Mechanical 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 Precision Mechanical, we specialize in keeping your Rapid City home comfortable and maximizing energy efficiency. If you’re considering an air conditioner replacement, give us a call at 605-206-3766.