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 an expert is a crucial step in making certain that you’re choosing the correct system for your home. Every home has its own unique demands on a cooling system. Installing an incorrectly sized system will negatively affect your comfort, and your utility expenses. So what factors 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 factors such as: the weather of your town, square footage of your home, design, insulation levels, roof type, size and location of windows, sun exposure and the habits of and schedule of all the people inside the home.

We want to pair 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 can create a host of concerns.

  • It might cost you more money to operate.
  • 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 unit.
  • A unit that doesn’t work as long also doesn’t dehumidify the air, which may impact your comfort.
  • If your system is too small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the chosen temperature.

Ensuring proper 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 solely on square footage, and while that is a part of the puzzle, there are a number of variables we factor in to find the correct 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 experts a call at 785-357-6200 or arrange an appointment with us online.