What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

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

What exactly does that include? Basically, it comes down to making sure that you get correctly-sized system for your home. Getting the wrong size or type can have many effects from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it lowers its life. 

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 get an air conditioner that is larger than what you need for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to use a system that is more than what’s required. Air conditioners also help to lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system won’t be able to properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to decreased indoor air quality

You also don’t want a model that is too small and unable to keep up. Not only does this impact the cooling of your home during the warmer seasons, but it’ll also make the unit work harder. 

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be a bear to know where to begin. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing 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 need. Any company that won’t provide this detailed analysis can’t properly provide 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 determine 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 factor in utility costs when pondering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can provide 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 improve your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the experts 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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