homeowners reviewing load calculation

What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?

When it’s time for an air conditioner replacement, a load calculation determined by a pro is a crucial step in making sure you’re picking the best system for your home. Every home has its own unique demands on a cooling system. Installing an incorrectly sized system will negatively impact 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 your home needs. We look at factors 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 pair you with the air conditioner replacement that matches up with your home, and bigger isn’t always better. A system that is larger than necessary may create a variety of problems.

  • It might 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 operate as long also doesn’t dehumidify the air, which could diminish 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 part of the puzzle, there are a host of variables we factor in to find the correct products for your home.

Keeping your home comfortable while maximizing efficiency is our specialty. When you reach the point where you’re looking into an air conditioner replacement, give our pros a call at 313-537-8111 or arrange an appointment with us online.