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 pro is a crucial step in making sure you’re choosing the right system for your home. Every home has its own specific demands on a cooling system. Installing an incorrectly sized system will negatively affect your comfort, and your utility costs. 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 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 ideal. A system that is larger than necessary could make a variety of concerns.

  • It might 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 system.
  • A unit that doesn’t work as long also fails to dehumidify the air, which could affect your comfort.
  • If your system isn’t big enough, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the desired 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 exclusively on square footage, and while that is a part of the puzzle, there are a host 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 402-438-7992 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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