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 ensuring you’re selecting the correct system for your home. Every home has its own specific demands on a cooling system. Installing an improperly sized system will hurt your comfort, and your utility expenses. So what goes into a home’s load calculation? Our experts take into account many factors when determining the load calculation and the size of system you’ll need. We look at things such as: the environment 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 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 better. A system that is bigger than necessary could make a number of issues. It might cost you more money to use. An oversized system doesn’t have to work as long so it will continuously be warming up and cooling down, which causes more wear and tear on your system. 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 make sure that your air conditioner, ductwork and registers are all running in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based exclusively on square footage, and while that is a piece of the puzzle, there are a host of variables we factor in to find the right 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 experts a call at 803-318-6995 or arrange an appointment with us online.