What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that entail? Really, it comes down to making sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Purchasing the wrong size or type can have a lot of implications from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it lowers its lifespan.

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 the most wise to get an air conditioner that is larger than needed for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to operate a system that is more than what you need. Air conditioners also help to reduce humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not 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 unable to keep up. Not only does this impact the cooling of your home during the warmer seasonal temperatures, but it’ll also make the unit operate tougher.

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be a bear to know where to turn for answers. Lucky for you, this isn’t something you need to tackle 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 figure out the size and type of equipment you’ll 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 give 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 factor in utility costs when considering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can give you will have a positive impact on your family’s budget. Our experts can walk you through what you need to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts on how to decrease energy usage through a number of features available.

Whether you need a new air conditioning system or looking to boost your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the experts at Service Experts in Orlando are happy to help. You can call us at 407-329-7661 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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