What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

If you are considering getting a new air conditioner or looking closer at the performance of your current system, one of the first points to assess is a load calculation. 

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

Every home is unique; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are important considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It isn’t wise to purchase an air conditioner that is bigger than what’s required for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to run a system that is more than what’s required. Air conditioners also help to reduce humidity levels in the home and an oversized system won’t be able to 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 times, but it’ll also make the unit work tougher. 

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

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

Whether you are looking at a new air conditioning system or looking to increase your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the team at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing in the U.S. are happy to help. You can call us at 866-397-3787 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler

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