What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking through purchasing a new air conditioner or looking closer at the performance of your current system, one of the first items to assess is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? Really, it comes down to being sure that you get correctly-sized system for your home. Buying the incorrect size or type can have a variety of consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to working so hard that it decreases its life.

Every home is distinct; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are important considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It doesn’t make sense to buy an air conditioner that is larger than what you need for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to use a system that is more than what you need. Air conditioners also help to decrease humidity levels in the home and an oversized system won’t be able to properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to bad indoor air quality.

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

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to turn for answers. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to take care of on your own. The Expert team at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can give you 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 determine the size and type of equipment you’ll need. Any company that does not provide this detailed analysis can’t correctly give you an accurate quote for the replacement of your air conditioner or even offer you the best more accurate price of a new system.

Not only does this assessment help figure out which system is best for you, but it will also help you see 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 give you 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 tidbits on how to decrease energy usage through a number of features available.

Whether you need a new air conditioning system or looking to boost your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the professionals at Service Experts in Girard are happy to help. You can call us at 330-269-7235 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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