homeowners reviewing load calculation

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

When the time comes for an air conditioner replacement, a load calculation determined by an expert is a crucial step in making certain that you’re choosing the correct 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 costs. So what plays a role into a home’s load calculation?

Our pros 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 weather 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 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 the best. A system that is larger than necessary can generate a variety of concerns.

  • It may cost you more money to use.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to operate as long so it will constantly be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your system.
  • A unit that doesn’t run as long also doesn’t dehumidify the air, which might impact your comfort.
  • If your system is too little, 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 operating 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 a host 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 professionals a call at 715-356-7000 or arrange an appointment with us online.