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 an important step in making certain that you’re choosing the correct 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 goes into a home’s load calculation?

Our professionals take into account a variety factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you’ll need. We look at factors 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 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 the best. A system that is larger than necessary could create a variety of concerns.

  • It might cost you more money to use.
  • An oversized system doesn’t have to operate 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 doesn’t dehumidify the air, which may diminish your comfort.
  • If your system is too small, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the chosen temperature.

Ensuring appropriate air flow is the key to your home’s comfort. A professional room by room load calculation will help to ensure that your air conditioner, ductwork and registers are all operating in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based exclusively on square footage, and while that is a part of the puzzle, there are a number of 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 experts a call at 973-884-0065 or set up an appointment with us online.