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 correct system for your home. Every home has its own unique demands on a cooling system. Installing an incorrectly sized system will hurt your comfort, and your utility expenses. So what factors into a home’s load calculation?

Our professionals take into account many factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you’ll need. We look at things such as: the climate of your area, 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 generate a number of issues.

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

Ensuring correct 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 operating in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based solely on square footage, and while that is a piece of the puzzle, there are a host 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 experts a call at 256-270-1196.

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