What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are considering buying a new air conditioner or looking closer at the performance of your current system, one of the first points to ponder is a load calculation.

What exactly does that entail? Really, it comes down to making sure that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Getting the incorrect size or type can have a lot of effects from the inability to keep your house cool to working so hard that it lowers its lifecycle.

Every home is different; 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 wise to get an air conditioner that is more than needed 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 reduce humidity levels in the home and an oversized system won’t be able to properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to bad indoor air quality.

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

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 handle 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 takes into account 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 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 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 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 thoughts on how to decrease energy usage through a variety of features available.

Whether you need a new air conditioning system or looking to improve your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the experts at Service Experts in Roanoke are happy to help. You can call us at 540-302-8645 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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