What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are considering purchasing a new air conditioner or looking in to the performance of your current system, one of the first items to assess is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? Really, it comes down to making sure that you get correctly-sized system for your home. Getting the improper size or type can have a variety 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 doesn’t make sense to buy an air conditioner that is bigger than what’s required for your home. The equipment could cost more and you’ll be paying to run a system that is more than what’s needed. Air conditioners also help to reduce humidity levels in the home and an oversized system can’t 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 isn’t able to keep up. Not only does this play a role in the cooling of your home during the warmer seasonal temperatures, but it’ll also make the unit run 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 handle 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 doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately offer 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 decide which system is best for you, but it will also help you get 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 you need to live comfortably in your home and share some tidbits on how to decrease energy usage through various 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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