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 a critical 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 incorrectly sized system will hurt your comfort, and your utility expenses. So what plays a role into a home’s load calculation?

Our professionals take into account a variety factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you’ll need. We look at factors such as: the climate of your region, 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 better. A system that is bigger than necessary could create a host of problems.

  • 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 doesn’t dehumidify the air, which might diminish your comfort.
  • If your system is too little, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the desired 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 only on square footage, and while that is a piece of the puzzle, there are a host of variables we factor in to find the correct 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 professionals a call at 772-600-7151 or set up an appointment with us online.

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