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 an expert is an important step in making certain that you’re choosing the best system for your home. Every home has its own unique demands on a cooling system. Installing an improperly sized system will negatively impact your comfort, and your utility costs. So what factors into a home’s load calculation? Our professionals take into account a variety factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system your home needs. We look at aspects 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 pair 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 could generate a variety of concerns. It might cost you more money to use. 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 unit. A unit that doesn’t operate as long also won’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 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 operating in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based solely on square footage, and while that is a portion of the puzzle, there are many variables we factor in to find the correct 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 pros a call at 314-838-9800 or schedule an appointment with us online.