What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?07/07/2016When it’s time for an air conditioner replacement, a load calculation determined by a professional is an important step in ensuring you’re picking the correct system for your home. Every home has its own individual demands on a cooling system. Installing an improperly sized system will hurt your comfort, and your utility bills. So what factors into a home’s load calculation? Our experts take into account a number of factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you’ll need. We look at things 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 all the people 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 higher capacity than necessary may create a number of problems. It could cost you more money to operate. An oversized system doesn’t have to operate as long so it will constantly be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your air conditioner. A unit that doesn’t work as long also fails to 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 appropriate 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 running in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based only on square footage, and while that is a portion of the puzzle, there are a number of 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 experts a call at 325-692-5850 or set up an appointment with us online.