What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that mean? Really, it comes down to ensuring that you get properly-sized system for your home. Purchasing the wrong size or type can have many effects from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it decreases its lifespan.

Every home is unique; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are important considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It isn’t the most wise to buy an air conditioner that is bigger than what you need for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to run 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 decreased indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that isn’t big enough 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 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 take care of on your own. The Expert team at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can provide you with a full load calculation assessment on your home. The heating and cooling load calculation includes factors like the home’s structure, roof, windows, direction and location to decide the size and type of equipment needed. Any company that doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t properly give you an accurate quote for the replacement of your air conditioner or even offer 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 see 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 experts can walk you through what you’ll need to live comfortably in your home and share some ideas on how to decrease energy usage through a variety of features available.

Whether you are in need of a new air conditioning system or looking to increase your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the professionals at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Niagara Falls are happy to help. You can call us at 289-273-2229 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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