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 pro is a crucial step in ensuring you’re choosing the right 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 bills. 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 you’ll need. We look at factors 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 everyone inside the home.

We want to match you 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 can create a host of problems.

  • It could cost you more money to operate.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to run as long so it will constantly be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your air conditioner.
  • A unit that doesn’t work as long also doesn’t dehumidify the air, which might affect your comfort.
  • If your system is too little, 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 ensure 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 portion 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 boosting efficiency is our specialty. When you reach the point where you’re looking into an air conditioner replacement, give our professionals a call at 417-544-4430 or schedule an appointment with us online.