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

July 07, 2016

When it’s time for an air conditioner replacement, a load calculation determined by a pro is a critical step in making sure you’re selecting the right system for your home. Every home has its own unique demands on a cooling system. Installing an incorrectly sized system will negatively impact your comfort, and your utility costs. So what factors into a home’s load calculation?

Our experts take into account many factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system your home needs. We look at things such as: the weather of your region, square footage of your home, design, insulation levels, roof type, size and location of windows, sun exposure and the habits of and schedule of everyone inside the home.

We want to set you up with the air conditioner replacement that matches up with your home, and bigger isn’t always the best. A system that is larger than necessary can create a variety of concerns.

  • It may cost you more money to run.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to operate as long so it will continually be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your unit.
  • A unit that doesn’t operate as long also fails to dehumidify the air, which could affect your comfort.
  • If your system isn’t big enough, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the desired temperature.

Ensuring proper air flow is the key to your home’s comfort. A professional room by room load calculation will help to make sure that your air conditioner, ductwork and registers are all working 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 best 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 276-302-0076.