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 an expert is an important step in making sure you’re choosing the right system for your home. Every home has its own unique demands on a cooling system. Installing an improperly sized system will hurt your comfort, and your utility costs. So what plays a role into a home’s load calculation?

Our professionals take into account a number of factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system your home needs. We look at things such as: the environment 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 pair you with the air conditioner replacement that matches up with your home, and bigger isn’t always the best. A system that is higher capacity than necessary could create a host of concerns.

  • It could 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 run as long also won’t dehumidify the air, which might affect your comfort.
  • If your system is too little, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the chosen temperature.

Ensuring proper 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 solely on square footage, and while that is a portion of the puzzle, there are many variables we factor in to find the best products for your home.

Keeping your home comfortable while boosting efficiency is our specialty. When you reach the point where you’re looking into an air conditioner replacement, give our pros a call at 801-295-3357 or set up an appointment with us online.