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

When the time comes for an air conditioner replacement, a load calculation determined by a pro is a critical step in ensuring you’re picking the correct 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 expenses. So what plays a role 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 factors 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 match you with the air conditioner replacement that matches up with your home, and bigger isn’t always better. A system that is bigger than necessary could make a number of issues.

  • It may 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 operate as long also won’t 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 make sure that your air conditioner, ductwork and registers are all working 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 making the most of efficiency is our specialty. When you reach the point where you’re looking into an air conditioner replacement, give our experts a call at 308-624-3485.

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