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 selecting the correct system for your home. Every home has its own unique demands on a cooling system. Installing an inappropriately sized system will negatively affect your comfort, and your utility bills. So what factors into a home’s load calculation? Our experts 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 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 the people living 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 bigger than necessary may create a variety of problems. It may cost you more money to use. 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 unit. A unit that doesn’t work as long also fails to dehumidify the air, which could diminish your comfort. If your system isn’t big enough, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the chosen temperature. Ensuring correct 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 working 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 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 828-775-5176 or arrange an appointment with us online.