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 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 improperly sized system will negatively affect your comfort, and your utility expenses. So what goes into a home’s load calculation? Our pros 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 environment 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 everyone inside the home. We want to set you up 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 could make a host of concerns. It could cost you more money to run. An oversized system doesn’t have to run as long so it will continuously be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your unit. A unit that doesn’t work as long also won’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 appropriate 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 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 many variables we factor in to find the best 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 experts a call at 815-788-6283 or arrange an appointment with us online.