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 an important step in making sure you’re selecting the correct system for your home. Every home has its own individual demands on a cooling system. Installing an improperly sized system will negatively affect your comfort, and your utility bills. So what plays a role 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 things such as: the environment 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 larger than necessary could create a variety of issues.

  • It might cost you more money to use.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to run 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 might affect your comfort.
  • If your system is too little, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the set temperature.

Ensuring appropriate 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 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 making the most of efficiency is our specialty. When you reach the point where you’re looking into an air conditioner replacement, give our professionals a call at 208-621-0129.

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