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 an expert is an important step in making certain that you’re selecting the right system for your home. Every home has its own individual demands on a cooling system. Installing an incorrectly sized system will negatively impact your comfort, and your utility bills. So what goes into a home’s load calculation?

Our professionals take into account a variety factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you will need. We look at factors such as: the environment of your town, 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 match you with the air conditioner replacement that matches up with your home, and bigger isn’t always better. A system that is higher capacity than necessary may generate a host of concerns.

  • It could cost you more money to operate.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to work 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 work as long also fails to dehumidify the air, which may affect your comfort.
  • If your system is too small, 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 operating in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based solely on square footage, and while that is a portion of the puzzle, there are a number of variables we factor in to find the right 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 pros a call at 815-768-6656 or set up an appointment with us online.

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