homeowners reviewing load calculation

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 a crucial step in ensuring you’re picking the best 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 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’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 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 the best. A system that is higher capacity than necessary may make a host of concerns.

  • It may cost you more money to run.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to operate as long so it will continuously be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your air conditioner.
  • A unit that doesn’t run as long also fails to dehumidify the air, which might impact your comfort.
  • If your system is too little, 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 be sure that your air conditioner, ductwork and registers are all working 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 number of variables we factor in to find the correct products for your home.

Keeping your home comfortable while boosting efficiency is our specialty. When you reach the point where you’re looking into an air conditioner replacement, give our pros a call at 256-574-1300 or arrange an appointment with us online.