homeowners reviewing load calculation

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

When it’s time for an air conditioner replacement, a load calculation determined by a professional is a crucial step in making sure you’re selecting the right system for your home. Every home has its own specific demands on a cooling system. Installing an improperly sized system will hurt your comfort, and your utility expenses. So what factors into a home’s load calculation?

Our professionals 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 pair you with the air conditioner replacement that matches up with your home, and bigger isn’t always ideal. A system that is bigger than necessary could generate a host of issues.

  • It may cost you more money to use.
  • 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 unit.
  • A unit that doesn’t run as long also doesn’t dehumidify the air, which may diminish 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 make 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 many variables we factor in to find the right 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 pros a call at 417-739-4606 or set up an appointment with us online.