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 an important step in ensuring you’re picking the best system for your home. Every home has its own individual demands on a cooling system. Installing an inappropriately sized system will negatively affect your comfort, and your utility costs. So what goes into a home’s load calculation?

Our pros take into account a number of factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system your home needs. We look at things such as: the climate 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 pair you with the air conditioner replacement that matches up with your home, and bigger isn’t always the best. A system that is higher capacity than necessary could create a number of issues.

  • It might cost you more money to operate.
  • 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 unit.
  • A unit that doesn’t work as long also doesn’t dehumidify the air, which might impact your comfort.
  • If your system is too little, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the desired temperature.

Ensuring correct air flow is the key to your home’s comfort. A professional room by room load calculation will help to ensure that your air conditioner, ductwork and registers are all operating in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based only on square footage, and while that is a piece of the puzzle, there are a number of 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 experts a call at 862-345-6896.

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