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 ensuring you’re picking the best system for your home. Every home has its own individual demands on a cooling system. Installing an inappropriately sized system will negatively affect your comfort, and your utility costs. 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 will 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 pair you with the air conditioner replacement that matches up with your home, and bigger isn’t always better. A system that is bigger than necessary could create a host of issues. It could cost you more money to operate. 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 operate as long also doesn’t dehumidify the air, which may impact your comfort. If your system is too small, 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 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 piece 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 professionals a call at 801-969-7088 or schedule an appointment with us online.