If it’s time to think about an air conditioner replacement, having a professional perform a load calculation is crucial in choosing the system that will work best for your house. All homes are specific in their cooling demands. If your system is improperly sized, it will affect 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 regard several other factors to find the products that will be the best for your home. Our experts 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 discover the air conditioner replacement that fits your home. If your system is very small, you’ll have difficulty keeping your home at the desired temperature. And just because a system is larger 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 causes more wear and tear on the system than normal.
- It can also decrease productivity and raise utility bills.
- Another problem with an oversized system switching on and off too regularly is it will fail to dehumidify your air properly.
One key to your home’s comfort is maintaining quality airflow. Street Heating and Cooling 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 Street Heating and Cooling, 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 605-206-3915.