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 a professional is an important step in making sure you’re choosing the best 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 goes into a home’s load calculation?

Our professionals take into account a variety 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 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 the best. A system that is higher capacity than necessary may make a host of problems.

  • It may cost you more money to operate.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to operate 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 work 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 appropriate 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 piece 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 maximizing efficiency is our specialty. When you reach the point where you’re looking into an air conditioner replacement, give our experts a call at 913-432-3342 or schedule an appointment with us online.