What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking about purchasing a new air conditioner or taking a closer look at the performance of your current system, one of the first items 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. Buying the improper size or type can have a lot of consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it decreases its lifecycle.

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 isn’t wise to buy an air conditioner that is more 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 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 could also lead to bad indoor air quality.

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

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be a bear to know where to begin. Lucky for you, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at McElroy 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 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 provide 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 receive the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to include 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 is needed to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts on how to decrease energy usage through a variety of features available.

Whether you need a new air conditioning system or looking to improve your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the experts at McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Grand Island are happy to help. You can call us at 308-210-4398 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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