What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking about buying a new air conditioner or taking a closer look at the performance of your present system, one of the first things to consider is a load calculation.

What exactly does that entail? Basically, it comes down to being sure that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Buying the improper size or type can have a variety of effects from the inability to keep your house cool to working so hard that it reduces its lifecycle.

Every home is different; 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 bigger than needed for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to operate a system that is more than what’s needed. Air conditioners also help to lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system can’t properly dehumidify the air which could also lead to bad indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too little and isn’t able to keep up. Not only does this impact the cooling of your home during the warmer times, but it’ll also make the unit operate tougher.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Strand Brothers Service Experts 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 you 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 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 can 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 provide will have a positive effect on your family’s budget. Our team can walk you through what you need to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts on how to lower energy usage through various features available.

Whether you need a new air conditioning system or looking to increase your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the experts at Strand Brothers Service Experts in Austin are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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