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

Our professionals take into account a number of factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system your home needs. We look at aspects 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 the people living 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 bigger than necessary could create a number of problems.

  • It may cost you more money to operate.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to work 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 doesn’t dehumidify the air, which could diminish your comfort.
  • If your system isn’t big enough, 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 make sure 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 piece of the puzzle, there are a number 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 530-206-0330 or schedule an appointment with us online.