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 making sure you’re choosing the best system for your home. Every home has its own specific demands on a cooling system. Installing an inappropriately sized system will negatively affect your comfort, and your utility costs. So what goes 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 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 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 better. A system that is bigger than necessary may generate a variety of concerns. It might cost you more money to use. An oversized system doesn’t have to run 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 work 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 make sure that your air conditioner, ductwork and registers are all working in sync to keep you comfortable. Load calculation was once based only on square footage, and while that is a piece of the puzzle, there are a number of variables we factor in to find the best 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 professionals a call at 812-332-9100 or arrange an appointment with us online.