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 a professional is a crucial step in making certain that you’re picking the correct system for your home. Every home has its own individual demands on a cooling system. Installing an inappropriately sized system will negatively impact your comfort, and your utility costs. So what goes into a home’s load calculation?

Our pros take into account many factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you’ll need. We look at aspects such as: the climate 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 the people living 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 better. A system that is larger than necessary could create a variety of issues.

  • It could cost you more money to use.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to work 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 won’t dehumidify the air, which could affect 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 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 best products for your home.

Keeping your home comfortable while boosting efficiency is our specialty. When you reach the point where you’re looking into an air conditioner replacement, give our pros a call at 816-630-2702 or arrange an appointment with us online.