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 pro is a critical step in making sure you’re selecting the right system for your home. Every home has its own individual 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 pros take into account a number of factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you will need. We look at factors such as: the environment 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 all the people 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 larger than necessary can make a number of issues.

  • It could 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 system.
  • A unit that doesn’t run as long also won’t dehumidify the air, which could impact your comfort.
  • If your system isn’t big enough, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the chosen temperature.

Ensuring proper 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 only 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 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 309-323-9584.

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