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 a professional is a crucial 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 negatively impact your comfort, and your utility bills. So what plays a role into a home’s load calculation? Our pros take into account a variety factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you’ll need. We look at factors such as: the climate 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 all the people 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 larger than necessary may generate a number of concerns. It could cost you more money to run. 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 system. A unit that doesn’t run as long also doesn’t dehumidify the air, which could affect 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 operating in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based exclusively on square footage, and while that is a portion of the puzzle, there are a host 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 experts a call at 281-713-8304 or set up an appointment with us online.