homeowners reviewing load calculation

What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?

When it’s time for an air conditioner replacement, a load calculation determined by an expert is an important step in ensuring you’re picking the correct system for your home. Every home has its own specific demands on a cooling system. Installing an incorrectly sized system will hurt your comfort, and your utility expenses. So what goes 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 aspects such as: the environment 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 all the people 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 variety of issues.

  • It might 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 air conditioner.
  • A unit that doesn’t operate 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 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 working in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based exclusively on square footage, and while that is a portion of the puzzle, there are a host of 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 586-262-4258 or set up an appointment with us online.