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 making certain that you’re choosing the best system for your home. Every home has its own individual demands on a cooling system. Installing an inappropriately sized system will negatively impact your comfort, and your utility costs. So what factors into a home’s load calculation?

Our pros take into account a number of factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system your home needs. We look at things such as: the environment of your region, 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 ideal. A system that is bigger than necessary may make a number of problems.

  • It might 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 doesn’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 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 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 (337) 234-2345.