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 a professional is an important step in making certain that you’re picking the correct system for your home. Every home has its own individual demands on a cooling system. Installing an incorrectly sized system will negatively affect your comfort, and your utility costs. So what factors into a home’s load calculation?

Our pros take into account many factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system your home needs. We look at factors such as: the climate of your town, 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 generate a variety of concerns.

  • It might cost you more money to operate.
  • 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 system.
  • A unit that doesn’t work as long also fails to dehumidify the air, which may affect your comfort.
  • If your system is too small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the desired temperature.

Ensuring correct 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 part of the puzzle, there are many variables we factor in to find the correct 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 experts a call at 775-882-8154 or schedule an appointment with us online.