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

When the time comes for an air conditioner replacement, a load calculation determined by an expert is a crucial step in ensuring you’re choosing the correct system for your home. Every home has its own specific demands on a cooling system. Installing an inappropriately sized system will negatively impact your comfort, and your utility expenses. So what goes into a home’s load calculation?

Our pros take into account many 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 everyone 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 higher capacity than necessary could create a variety of problems.

  • It could cost you more money to run.
  • 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 air conditioner.
  • A unit that doesn’t work 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 operating in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based exclusively 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 experts a call at 561-287-7071.

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