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 points to ponder is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? Really, it comes down to being sure that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Getting the incorrect size or type can have many effects from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it decreases its lifecycle.

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 doesn’t make sense to get an air conditioner that is more than what you need for your home. The equipment could cost more and you’ll be paying to run a system that is more than what you need. Air conditioners also help to lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system can’t properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to bad indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too small and isn’t able 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 work more.

With a variety 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 decide the size and type of equipment you need. Any company that doesn’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 figure out which system is best for you, but it should also help you receive 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 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 thoughts on how to reduce energy usage through a variety of features available.

Whether you are in need of a new air conditioning system or looking to improve your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the team at Service Experts in Roanoke are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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