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 pro is a critical step in ensuring you’re selecting the right system for your home. Every home has its own specific 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 professionals 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 climate of your area, 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 set you up with the air conditioner replacement that matches up with your home, and bigger isn’t always better. A system that is larger than necessary could make a variety of problems.

  • 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 unit.
  • A unit that doesn’t run as long also fails to dehumidify the air, which might affect your comfort.
  • If your system is too little, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the chosen temperature.

Ensuring correct 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 only on square footage, and while that is a portion of the puzzle, there are many variables we factor in to find the best 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 professionals a call at 928-244-8840.