homeowners reviewing load calculation

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 a critical step in making sure you’re selecting the best system for your home. Every home has its own unique demands on a cooling system. Installing an incorrectly sized system will negatively impact 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 you’ll need. We look at things such as: the weather 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 all the people inside the home.

We want to match you with the air conditioner replacement that matches up with your home, and bigger isn’t always better. A system that is bigger than necessary could make a variety of problems.

  • It may cost you more money to use.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to operate as long so it will continually be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your system.
  • A unit that doesn’t run as long also fails to dehumidify the air, which may affect your comfort.
  • If your system is too small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the set 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 working 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 host of variables we factor in to find the best 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 717-597-9900 or set up an appointment with us online.