What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?07/07/2016When the time comes for an air conditioner replacement, a load calculation determined by an expert is a critical step in ensuring you’re choosing the best system for your home. Every home has its own individual demands on a cooling system. Installing an inappropriately 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 variety factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system your home needs. We look at factors such as: the climate of your town, 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 match you with the air conditioner replacement that matches up with your home, and bigger isn’t always ideal. A system that is higher capacity than necessary can generate a variety of concerns. It may cost you more money to run. 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 unit. A unit that doesn’t operate as long also won’t dehumidify the air, which could diminish your comfort. If your system isn’t big enough, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the chosen temperature. Ensuring proper 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 only on square footage, and while that is a part 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 818-370-7266 or schedule an appointment with us online.