What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are considering purchasing a new air conditioner or looking closer at the performance of your present system, one of the first items to consider is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? Basically, it comes down to being sure that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Buying the wrong size or type can have many implications from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it reduces its life.

Every home is distinct; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are key considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It isn’t wise to get an air conditioner that is more than what you need for your home. The equipment could cost more and you’ll be paying to run a system that is more than what’s needed. Air conditioners also help to decrease humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not properly dehumidify the air which could also lead to bad indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too small and unable to keep up. Not only does this play a role in the cooling of your home during the warmer seasons, but it’ll also make the unit run harder.

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be a bear to know where to start. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to take care of on your own. The Expert team at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can provide you with a full load calculation assessment on your home. The heating and cooling load calculation includes factors like the home’s structure, roof, windows, direction and location to figure out the size and type of equipment needed. Any company that won’t provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately give you an accurate quote for the replacement of your air conditioner or even provide you the best more accurate price of a new system.

Not only does this assessment help decide which system is best for you, but it will also help you get the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to factor in utility costs when pondering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can offer will have a positive impact on your family’s budget. Our experts can walk you through what you’ll need to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts on how to reduce energy usage through a variety of features available.

Whether you are looking at a new air conditioning system or looking to increase your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the professionals at Service Experts in Alliance are happy to help. You can call us at 330-235-1260 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.