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 consider is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? 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 operating so hard that it decreases its life.

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 doesn’t make sense to purchase an air conditioner that is larger than needed for your home. The equipment can cost more and you’ll be paying to use a system that is more than what you need. 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 poor indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too little and unable 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 operate more.

With a variety of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to turn for answers. Lucky for you, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Climate Control 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 decide 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 decide 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 include utility costs when making 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 experts can walk you through what you need 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 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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