homeowners reviewing load calculation

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

When the time comes for an air conditioner replacement, a load calculation determined by an expert is a crucial step in making sure you’re choosing the correct system for your home. Every home has its own specific demands on a cooling system. Installing an inappropriately sized system will negatively impact your comfort, and your utility expenses. So what factors into a home’s load calculation?

Our pros take into account a number of factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you will need. We look at things 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 everyone 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 ideal. A system that is higher capacity than necessary could make a variety of issues.

  • It might cost you more money to use.
  • 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 unit.
  • A unit that doesn’t operate as long also won’t dehumidify the air, which might affect your comfort.
  • If your system is too little, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the desired temperature.

Ensuring proper 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 working 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 a host of variables we factor in to find the best 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 610-626-2540 or schedule an appointment with us online.