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 an expert is a crucial step in making certain that you’re choosing the correct system for your home. Every home has its own individual demands on a cooling system. Installing an inappropriately sized system will negatively impact your comfort, and your utility costs. So what plays a role into a home’s load calculation?

Our pros take into account a number of factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you will need. We look at things such as: the weather 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 everyone 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 host of problems.

  • It might cost you more money to run.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to operate 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 doesn’t dehumidify the air, which could impact your comfort.
  • If your system isn’t big enough, 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 only on square footage, and while that is a portion of the puzzle, there are a number of variables we factor in to find the correct 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 714-464-3376 or schedule an appointment with us online.

Back To Blog