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 a critical step in making sure you’re selecting the correct system for your home. Every home has its own unique demands on a cooling system. Installing an improperly 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 a number of factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you’ll need. 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 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 the best. A system that is larger than necessary could generate a host of problems.

  • It could cost you more money to use.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to work as long so it will constantly be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your air conditioner.
  • A unit that doesn’t run as long also fails to dehumidify the air, which might affect your comfort.
  • If your system is too little, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the chosen temperature.

Ensuring proper air flow is the key to your home’s comfort. A professional room by room load calculation will help to ensure that your air conditioner, ductwork and registers are all working in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based solely on square footage, and while that is a piece of the puzzle, there are a number of 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 850-250-0335.

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