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 a critical step in making certain that you’re selecting the right system for your home. Every home has its own specific demands on a cooling system. Installing an improperly sized system will negatively affect your comfort, and your utility costs. So what factors into a home’s load calculation?

Our experts take into account a variety factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you’ll need. We look at factors such as: the climate 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 everyone inside the home.

We want to match 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 can create a host of concerns.

  • It might cost you more money to use.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to operate 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 operate as long also doesn’t dehumidify the air, which may affect your comfort.
  • If your system is too small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the chosen 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 operating in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based exclusively on square footage, and while that is a portion of the puzzle, there are a host of variables we factor in to find the right 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 experts a call at 540-369-3971 or set up an appointment with us online.

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