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 choosing the best system for your home. Every home has its own unique demands on a cooling system. Installing an inappropriately sized system will negatively impact your comfort, and your utility costs. So what plays a role into a home’s load calculation?

Our experts take into account many factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you will need. We look at aspects such as: the weather 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 the people living 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 create a host of problems.

  • It might cost you more money to use.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to work as long so it will continually be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your system.
  • A unit that doesn’t work as long also won’t dehumidify the air, which might impact 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 operating 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 host 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 experts a call at 928-432-6018.

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