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 a professional is a crucial step in making certain that you’re selecting the right system for your home. Every home has its own individual demands on a cooling system. Installing an incorrectly sized system will negatively impact your comfort, and your utility costs. 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 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 the people living 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 may create a variety of issues.

  • It may cost you more money to run.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to work as long so it will continuously be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your system.
  • A unit that doesn’t operate as long also fails to dehumidify the air, which may diminish your comfort.
  • If your system is too small, 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 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 experts a call at 404-987-5502 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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