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

When it’s time for an air conditioner replacement, a load calculation determined by a professional is an important step in making sure you’re picking the right system for your home. Every home has its own individual 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 pros 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 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 ideal. A system that is bigger than necessary may create a variety of issues.

  • It could cost you more money to run.
  • 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 air conditioner.
  • A unit that doesn’t work as long also doesn’t dehumidify the air, which may impact your comfort.
  • If your system is too small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the set temperature.

Ensuring appropriate air flow is the key to your home’s comfort. A professional room by room load calculation will help to ensure that your air conditioner, ductwork and registers are all operating in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based solely on square footage, and while that is a piece 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 pros a call at 519-664-0600.

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