What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that mean? Basically, it comes down to ensuring that you get properly-sized system for your home. Purchasing the incorrect size or type can have many effects from the inability to keep your house cool to working so hard that it decreases its lifecycle.

Every home is different; 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 will cost more and you’ll be paying to run a system that is more than what’s needed. Air conditioners also help to reduce humidity levels in the home and an oversized system can’t 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 impact the cooling of your home during the warmer times, but it’ll also make the unit work harder.

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 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 factors in the home’s structure, roof, windows, direction and location to decide the size and type of equipment needed. Any company that does not provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately 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 determine 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 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 need a new air conditioning system or looking to boost your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the team at Service Experts in Columbus are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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