What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?07/07/2016When the time arrives for an air conditioner replacement, a load calculation determined by an expert is a crucial step in making sure you’re selecting the correct system for your home. Every home has its own specific demands on a cooling system. Installing an improperly sized system will hurt your comfort, and your utility costs. So what goes into a home’s load calculation? Our pros take into account a number of factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system your home needs. We look at aspects 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 set you up with the air conditioner replacement that matches up with your home, and bigger isn’t always ideal. A system that is bigger than necessary could create a variety of problems. It could cost you more money to use. An oversized system doesn’t have to work 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 run as long also won’t dehumidify the air, which might diminish your comfort. If your system is too little, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the desired temperature. Ensuring correct 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 working in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based only on square footage, and while that is a portion of the puzzle, there are a number 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 pros a call at 772-335-3232 or arrange an appointment with us online.