homeowners reviewing load calculation

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 ensuring you’re picking the correct system for your home. Every home has its own specific demands on a cooling system. Installing an improperly sized system will hurt your comfort, and your utility bills. So what factors 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 things such as: the climate 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 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 higher capacity than necessary may create a host of problems.

  • It might cost you more money to run.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to operate as long so it will constantly be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your air conditioner.
  • A unit that doesn’t work as long also fails to dehumidify the air, which might impact your comfort.
  • If your system is too little, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the set 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 working in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based exclusively on square footage, and while that is a part of the puzzle, there are many 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 pros a call at 724-745-7404 or arrange an appointment with us online.