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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 comes for an air conditioner replacement, a load calculation determined by a professional is a crucial step in making certain that you’re selecting the correct system for your home. Every home has its own individual demands on a cooling system. Installing an inappropriately sized system will hurt your comfort, and your utility bills. So what factors 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 your home needs. We look at things such as: the weather 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 all the people inside the home.

We want to set you up with the air conditioner replacement that matches up with your home, and bigger isn’t always ideal. A system that is higher capacity than necessary may create a variety of issues.

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

Ensuring correct 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 piece of the puzzle, there are a host of variables we factor in to find the right products for your home.

Keeping your home comfortable while boosting efficiency is our specialty. When you reach the point where you’re looking into an air conditioner replacement, give our pros a call at 732-806-5536.