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 sure you’re picking the best system for your home. Every home has its own unique demands on a cooling system. Installing an incorrectly sized system will negatively impact your comfort, and your utility expenses. So what goes into a home’s load calculation?

Our professionals take into account a variety factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you will need. We look at aspects such as: the environment 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 the people living 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 better. A system that is higher capacity than necessary can make a host of concerns.

  • It could 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 operate as long also fails to dehumidify the air, which could impact your comfort.
  • If your system isn’t big enough, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the chosen temperature.

Ensuring appropriate 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 portion 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 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 302-436-2922 or set up an appointment with us online.