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 a pro is a crucial step in making sure you’re selecting the right system for your home. Every home has its own individual demands on a cooling system. Installing an incorrectly sized system will hurt your comfort, and your utility costs. So what plays a role into a home’s load calculation?

Our professionals take into account a number of factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you’ll need. We look at factors such as: the environment 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 pair you with the air conditioner replacement that matches up with your home, and bigger isn’t always better. A system that is bigger than necessary could generate a number of issues.

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

Ensuring appropriate 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 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 a number of variables we factor in to find the correct 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 experts a call at 641-812-2028.

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