What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that entail? Essentially, it comes down to ensuring that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Purchasing the incorrect size or type can have many implications from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it lowers its lifecycle.

Every home is unique; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are crucial considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It isn’t the most wise to get an air conditioner that is more than what you need for your home. The equipment can cost more and you’ll be paying to run a system that is more than what you need. 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 may also lead to decreased 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 effect the cooling of your home during the warmer seasonal temperatures, but it’ll also make the unit run harder.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Fortunately, 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 takes into account the home’s structure, roof, windows, direction and location to determine the size and type of equipment needed. Any company that doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately provide 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 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 offer will have a positive influence on your family’s budget. Our team can walk you through what is needed to live comfortably in your home and share some tidbits on how to decrease energy usage through a variety of features available.

Whether you are in need of a new air conditioning system or looking to improve your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the team at Service Experts in Columbus are happy to help. You can call us at 614-334-3192 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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