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 an important step in making certain that you’re choosing the right system for your home. Every home has its own specific demands on a cooling system. Installing an inappropriately sized system will negatively affect your comfort, and your utility expenses. So what factors into a home’s load calculation?

Our experts take into account a variety factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system your home needs. We look at factors such as: the climate 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 ideal. A system that is bigger than necessary may make a number of concerns.

  • It could cost you more money to use.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to work as long so it will continually be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your system.
  • A unit that doesn’t work as long also won’t dehumidify the air, which may diminish your comfort.
  • If your system is too small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the set temperature.

Ensuring correct 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 running in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based exclusively on square footage, and while that is a piece of the puzzle, there are many variables we factor in to find the best 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 pros a call at 540-483-5605 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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