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 a pro is a crucial step in making sure you’re selecting the right system for your home. Every home has its own unique demands on a cooling system. Installing an incorrectly sized system will hurt your comfort, and your utility expenses. So what plays a role into a home’s load calculation? Our professionals take into account a number of factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system your home needs. We look at aspects such as: the weather of your town, 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 match you with the air conditioner replacement that matches up with your home, and bigger isn’t always the best. A system that is higher capacity than necessary may make a number of issues. It might 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 operate as long also doesn’t dehumidify the air, which may affect 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 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 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 337-335-0992 or set up an appointment with us online.