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 an important 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 inappropriately sized system will negatively affect your comfort, and your utility costs. So what factors into a home’s load calculation?

Our experts 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 weather 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 set you up with the air conditioner replacement that matches up with your home, and bigger isn’t always ideal. A system that is larger than necessary may make a host of problems.

  • It may cost you more money to use.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to run as long so it will continually be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your unit.
  • A unit that doesn’t operate as long also doesn’t dehumidify the air, which might diminish your comfort.
  • If your system is too little, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the chosen temperature.

Ensuring correct 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 exclusively on square footage, and while that is a piece of the puzzle, there are a host of 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 professionals a call at 614-871-4144 or set up an appointment with us online.