What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that entail? Really, it comes down to ensuring that you get correctly-sized system for your home. Getting the incorrect size or type can have a variety of implications from the inability to keep your house cool to working 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 crucial considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It isn’t wise to buy 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 needed. 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 may 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 times, but it’ll also make the unit operate more.

With a variety of different models and sizes, it can be overwhelming to know where to turn for answers. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Climate Control 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 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 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 see the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to include utility costs when making your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can provide will have a positive impact on your family’s budget. Our experts 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 are looking at a new air conditioning system or looking to increase your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the experts at Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Mobile are happy to help. You can call us at 251-202-7503 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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