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

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

Our experts take into account a variety factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you’ll need. We look at factors such as: the climate 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 pair you with the air conditioner replacement that matches up with your home, and bigger isn’t always better. A system that is larger than necessary may make a host of concerns.

  • It could cost you more money to use.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to operate 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 operate as long also doesn’t dehumidify the air, which may diminish your comfort.
  • If your system is too small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the set temperature.

Ensuring correct 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 running in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based solely on square footage, and while that is a portion 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 pros a call at 469-213-8367.

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