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 an important step in making certain that you’re picking the best system for your home. Every home has its own specific demands on a cooling system. Installing an inappropriately sized system will hurt your comfort, and your utility expenses. So what goes into a home’s load calculation? Our experts take into account a variety factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you’ll need. We look at aspects such as: the climate 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 pair 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 concerns. It may cost you more money to run. An oversized system doesn’t have to work as long so it will continually be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your system. A unit that doesn’t operate as long also doesn’t dehumidify the air, which could impact your comfort. If your system isn’t big enough, 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 operating in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based solely on square footage, and while that is a part of the puzzle, there are many variables we factor in to find the right 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 pros a call at 925-689-7017 or schedule an appointment with us online.