What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are considering buying a new air conditioner or looking in to the performance of your current 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. Buying the wrong 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 key considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It isn’t wise to purchase an air conditioner that is more than what’s required 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 decrease humidity levels in the home and an oversized system won’t be able to properly dehumidify the air which could also lead to poor 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 times, but it’ll also make the unit work more.

With hundreds 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 can provide you with 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 determine the size and type of equipment you’ll need. Any company that doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t correctly provide 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 figure out which system is best for you, but it can also help you receive the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to include utility costs when considering 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 team can walk you through what you need to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts on how to reduce 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 experts at McElroy Service Experts 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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