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 an important step in ensuring you’re choosing the best system for your home. Every home has its own unique demands on a cooling system. Installing an improperly 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 factors such as: the weather 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 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 larger than necessary could make a host of issues.

  • It could 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 unit.
  • A unit that doesn’t run 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 set 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 running in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based only on square footage, and while that is a part of the puzzle, there are a host of variables we factor in to find the right 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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