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 professional is an important step in ensuring you’re picking the right system for your home. Every home has its own individual demands on a cooling system. Installing an incorrectly sized system will hurt your comfort, and your utility expenses. So what factors into a home’s load calculation?

Our experts take into account a variety factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you will need. We look at factors 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 the people living 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 larger than necessary may make a host of problems.

  • It could cost you more money to run.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to operate 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 fails to dehumidify the air, which might affect 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 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 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 pros a call at 704-485-5506 or arrange an appointment with us online.