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 pro is a critical step in ensuring you’re choosing 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 factors into a home’s load calculation?

Our experts 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 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 pair you 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 can generate a host of issues.

  • It might cost you more money to operate.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to operate as long so it will continuously be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your unit.
  • A unit that doesn’t run as long also fails to dehumidify the air, which may impact your comfort.
  • If your system is too small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the chosen 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 only on square footage, and while that is a portion of the puzzle, there are many 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 pros a call at 309-517-7511 or set up an appointment with us online.