What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that mean? Really, it comes down to ensuring that you get properly-sized system for your home. Getting the improper size or type can have a lot of effects from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it lowers its life.

Every home is unique; 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 buy 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 decreased indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that isn’t big enough and can’t to keep up. Not only does this effect the cooling of your home during the warmer times, but it’ll also make the unit operate tougher.

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 take care of 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 includes factors like the home’s structure, roof, windows, direction and location to determine the size and type of equipment needed. Any company that does not 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 get the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to include 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 you’ll need to live comfortably in your home and share some ideas on how to reduce energy usage through a variety of features available.

Whether you need 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 the Niagara Region 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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