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

July 07, 2016

When it’s time for an air conditioner replacement, a load calculation determined by a pro is a crucial step in making sure you’re picking the correct system for your home. Every home has its own specific demands on a cooling system. Installing an inappropriately sized system will negatively impact your comfort, and your utility expenses. So what factors into a home’s load calculation?

Our pros take into account a number of factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system your home needs. We look at things such as: the environment 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 pair you with the air conditioner replacement that matches up with your home, and bigger isn’t always better. A system that is bigger than necessary may generate a variety of problems.

  • It might 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 air conditioner.
  • A unit that doesn’t work as long also won’t 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 be sure that your air conditioner, ductwork and registers are all working 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 making the most of efficiency is our specialty. When you reach the point where you’re looking into an air conditioner replacement, give our pros a call at 318-855-2326.