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 an expert is a crucial step in making sure you’re selecting the best system for your home. Every home has its own unique demands on a cooling system. Installing an incorrectly sized system will hurt your comfort, and your utility costs. So what plays a role into a home’s load calculation?

Our experts take into account a number of factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system your home needs. We look at things such as: the weather of your region, 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 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 higher capacity than necessary can make a host of problems.

  • It may cost you more money to run.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to run 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 work as long also won’t dehumidify the air, which could impact your comfort.
  • If your system isn’t big enough, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the desired temperature.

Ensuring appropriate air flow is the key to your home’s comfort. A professional room by room load calculation will help to be 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 piece of the puzzle, there are a host of variables we factor in to find the best 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 301-363-4699.

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