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

July 07, 2016

When the time comes for an air conditioner replacement, a load calculation determined by a professional is a critical step in ensuring you’re selecting the right system for your home. Every home has its own specific demands on a cooling system. Installing an incorrectly sized system will negatively impact your comfort, and your utility costs. So what goes into a home’s load calculation?

Our pros take into account a variety factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system your home needs. 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 all the people 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 better. A system that is larger than necessary can create a host of issues.

  • It could 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 unit.
  • A unit that doesn’t operate 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 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 running 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 many 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 experts a call at 530-885-8081.

When the time comes for an air conditioner replacement, a load calculation determined by a professional is a critical step in ensuring you’re selecting the right system for your home. Every home has its own specific demands on a cooling system. Installing an incorrectly sized system will negatively impact your comfort, and your utility costs. So what goes into a home’s load calculation? Our pros take into account a variety factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system your home needs. 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 all the people 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 better. A system that is larger than necessary can create a host of issues. It could 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 unit. A unit that doesn’t operate 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 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 running 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 many 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 experts a call at 530-885-8081. ">