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 crucial step in making sure you’re choosing the best 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 expenses. So what factors 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 will need. We look at factors such as: the environment 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 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 the best. A system that is higher capacity than necessary could create a host of concerns.

  • It may cost you more money to run.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to work as long so it will constantly be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your unit.
  • A unit that doesn’t work as long also doesn’t dehumidify the air, which might affect your comfort.
  • If your system is too little, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the set temperature.

Ensuring correct 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 exclusively on square footage, and while that is a part of the puzzle, there are many 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 professionals a call at 804-302-6657.

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