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 an expert is an important step in making certain that you’re selecting the right system for your home. Every home has its own unique demands on a cooling system. Installing an improperly sized system will negatively affect your comfort, and your utility costs. 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 aspects 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 the people living 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 larger than necessary may make a variety of concerns.

  • It could cost you more money to use.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to run as long so it will continually be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your air conditioner.
  • A unit that doesn’t run as long also doesn’t dehumidify the air, which could impact your comfort.
  • If your system isn’t big enough, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the set 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 running in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based solely on square footage, and while that is a piece of the puzzle, there are a number of variables we factor in to find the right products for your home.

Keeping your home comfortable while making the most of efficiency is our specialty. When you reach the point where you’re looking into an air conditioner replacement, give our pros a call at 740-200-5591.