homeowners reviewing load calculation

What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?

When the time arrives for an air conditioner replacement, a load calculation determined by a pro is a crucial step in making sure you’re choosing the correct system for your home. Every home has its own unique demands on a cooling system. Installing an inappropriately sized system will hurt your comfort, and your utility costs. So what plays a role into a home’s load calculation?

Our professionals take into account a variety factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you will need. We look at aspects such as: the climate 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 make a number of issues.

  • It could cost you more money to operate.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to run as long so it will constantly be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your system.
  • A unit that doesn’t operate as long also won’t dehumidify the air, which might impact your comfort.
  • If your system is too little, 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 running 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 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 professionals a call at 772-318-4252 or set up an appointment with us online.