What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are considering buying a new air conditioner or taking a closer look at the performance of your current system, one of the first items to assess is a load calculation.

What exactly does that entail? Really, it comes down to making sure that you get correctly-sized system for your home. Purchasing the wrong size or type can have a variety of implications from the inability to keep your house cool to working so hard that it decreases its lifecycle.

Every home is different; 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 wise to purchase an air conditioner that is larger than what’s required for your home. The equipment could cost more and you’ll be paying to operate a system that is more than what’s needed. 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 may also lead to decreased 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 play a role in the cooling of your home during the warmer times, but it’ll also make the unit work more.

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be a bear to know where to begin. Lucky for you, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can offer 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 you’ll need. Any company that does not provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately offer 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 determine which system is best for you, but it will also help you see the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to factor in utility costs when making 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 professionals can walk you through what is needed to live comfortably in your home and share some tidbits on how to reduce energy usage through a number of features available.

Whether you are looking at a new air conditioning system or looking to improve your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the professionals at Service Experts in Livermore are happy to help. You can call us at 925-364-5427 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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