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 critical step in ensuring you’re choosing the right system for your home. Every home has its own unique demands on a cooling system. Installing an incorrectly sized system will negatively affect your comfort, and your utility costs. So what goes into a home’s load calculation?

Our pros 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 area, 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 better. A system that is bigger than necessary could make a number of concerns.

  • 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 system.
  • A unit that doesn’t operate as long also won’t dehumidify the air, which might diminish your comfort.
  • If your system is too little, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the desired temperature.

Ensuring proper 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 portion of the puzzle, there are a number of 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 407-908-8651 or set up an appointment with us online.

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