What is load calculation and how does it factor in to my new air conditioner?07/07/2016When the time comes for an air conditioner replacement, a load calculation determined by a professional is a critical step in ensuring you’re choosing the best system for your home. Every home has its own individual demands on a cooling system. Installing an incorrectly sized system will hurt your comfort, and your utility costs. So what plays a role 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 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 the people living 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 ideal. A system that is larger than necessary could make a host of concerns. It could 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 system. A unit that doesn’t run as long also fails to dehumidify the air, which might affect your comfort. If your system is too little, you’ll have trouble keeping your home at the desired temperature. Ensuring correct 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 operating in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based solely on square footage, and while that is a portion of the puzzle, there are a number of variables we factor in to find the right 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 pros a call at 847-293-0047 or arrange an appointment with us online.