homeowners reviewing load calculation

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 an expert is a critical step in making sure you’re picking the best system for your home. Every home has its own individual demands on a cooling system. Installing an improperly sized system will negatively affect your comfort, and your utility expenses. So what plays a role into a home’s load calculation?

Our pros take into account many factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system your home needs. 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 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 ideal. A system that is higher capacity than necessary can generate a host of concerns.

  • It could cost you more money to operate.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to run as long so it will continuously be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your air conditioner.
  • A unit that doesn’t run as long also doesn’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 chosen temperature.

Ensuring correct air flow is the key to your home’s comfort. A professional room by room load calculation will help to make sure that your air conditioner, ductwork and registers are all running in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based exclusively on square footage, and while that is a portion of the puzzle, there are a number 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 pros a call at 616-669-3961 or schedule an appointment with us online.