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 a professional is an important step in making sure you’re selecting the right system for your home. Every home has its own unique demands on a cooling system. Installing an inappropriately sized system will negatively impact your comfort, and your utility bills. So what plays a role into a home’s load calculation?

Our pros take into account a variety factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you’ll need. We look at aspects 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 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 the best. A system that is larger than necessary could create a variety of problems.

  • It may cost you more money to run.
  • 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 unit.
  • A unit that doesn’t run as long also won’t dehumidify the air, which could affect your comfort.
  • If your system isn’t big enough, 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 portion 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 experts a call at 772-232-7649.

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