What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?

July 07, 2016

When the time arrives for an air conditioner replacement, a load calculation determined by a professional is a critical step in making sure you’re choosing the right system for your home. Every home has its own individual demands on a cooling system. Installing an incorrectly sized system will hurt your comfort, and your utility expenses. So what factors into a home’s load calculation?

Our professionals take into account many factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you will need. We look at things such as: the weather of your town, square footage of your home, design, insulation levels, roof type, size and location of windows, sun exposure and the habits of and schedule of all the people inside the home.

We want to match you with the air conditioner replacement that matches up with your home, and bigger isn’t always better. A system that is bigger than necessary could create a variety of issues.

  • It could cost you more money to operate.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to work as long so it will constantly be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your system.
  • A unit that doesn’t work as long also won’t dehumidify the air, which might affect your comfort.
  • If your system is too little, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the desired temperature.

Ensuring appropriate air flow is the key to your home’s comfort. A professional room by room load calculation will help to be sure that your air conditioner, ductwork and registers are all operating in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based exclusively on square footage, and while that is a part of the puzzle, there are many variables we factor in to find the right products for your home.

Keeping your home comfortable while maximizing efficiency is our specialty. When you reach the point where you’re looking into an air conditioner replacement, give our professionals a call at 1-866-781-0111.