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 making certain that you’re picking 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 experts take into account a number of factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you will need. We look at factors such as: the weather 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 everyone 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 larger than necessary may create a number of concerns.

  • It may cost you more money to use.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to work as long so it will continuously be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your unit.
  • A unit that doesn’t work as long also fails to dehumidify the air, which may diminish your comfort.
  • If your system is too small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the set temperature.

Ensuring proper air flow is the key to your home’s comfort. A professional room by room load calculation will help to make sure that your air conditioner, ductwork and registers are all working in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based solely on square footage, and while that is a portion of the puzzle, there are a host of variables we factor in to find the correct 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 641-316-9803.

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