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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 an expert is a critical step in ensuring you’re picking the best system for your home. Every home has its own individual demands on a cooling system. Installing an improperly sized system will hurt your comfort, and your utility expenses. So what plays a role into a home’s load calculation?

Our professionals 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 weather 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 pair you with the air conditioner replacement that matches up with your home, and bigger isn’t always the best. A system that is higher capacity than necessary can make a host of concerns.

  • It could cost you more money to operate.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to run as long so it will continuously be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your system.
  • A unit that doesn’t operate as long also fails to dehumidify the air, which could diminish your comfort.
  • If your system isn’t big enough, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the desired 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 piece of the puzzle, there are a number of variables we factor in to find the best 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 professionals a call at 916-243-6714.