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 an expert is a critical step in making sure you’re choosing the right system for your home. Every home has its own specific demands on a cooling system. Installing an inappropriately sized system will hurt your comfort, and your utility bills. So what goes into a home’s load calculation?

Our professionals take into account a number of factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you’ll need. 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 everyone inside the home.

We want to pair you 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 variety of concerns.

  • It may cost you more money to operate.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to work as long so it will continuously 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 won’t dehumidify the air, which may diminish your comfort.
  • If your system is too small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the chosen temperature.

Ensuring proper 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 operating in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based only on square footage, and while that is a piece of the puzzle, there are a number of 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 professionals a call at 972-938-0033.

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