homeowners reviewing load calculation

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 professional is a crucial step in ensuring you’re picking the right system for your home. Every home has its own unique demands on a cooling system. Installing an improperly sized system will negatively affect your comfort, and your utility bills. 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 your home needs. We look at aspects 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 the people living 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 higher capacity than necessary could generate a number of problems.

  • It could cost you more money to run.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to operate as long so it will constantly be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your unit.
  • A unit that doesn’t operate as long also doesn’t dehumidify the air, which may affect your comfort.
  • If your system is too small, 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 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 part of the puzzle, there are many 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 308-432-5301 or arrange an appointment with us online.