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 a professional is a critical step in ensuring you’re picking the right system for your home. Every home has its own individual demands on a cooling system. Installing an incorrectly sized system will negatively affect your comfort, and your utility bills. So what plays a role into a home’s load calculation? Our professionals take into account many factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you will need. We look at aspects such as: the weather of your area, 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 set you up with the air conditioner replacement that matches up with your home, and bigger isn’t always the best. A system that is larger than necessary could generate a host of problems. It might cost you more money to use. An oversized system doesn’t have to work as long so it will constantly be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your unit. A unit that doesn’t work 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 set temperature. Ensuring proper 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 running 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 many variables we factor in to find the correct products for your home. Keeping your home comfortable while making the most of efficiency is our specialty. When you reach the point where you’re looking into an air conditioner replacement, give our experts a call at 949-525-9119 or schedule an appointment with us online.