What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking through getting a new air conditioner or looking in to the performance of your current system, one of the first things to consider is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? Essentially, it comes down to ensuring that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Buying the incorrect size or type can have many implications from the inability to keep your house cool to working so hard that it lowers its lifespan.

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 larger 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 lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to bad indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too little and unable 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 tougher.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be overwhelming 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 offer 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 figure out the size and type of equipment needed. Any company that doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t correctly 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 receive the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to factor in utility costs when pondering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can provide will have a positive impact on your family’s budget. Our team 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 variety of features available.

Whether you are in need of a new air conditioning system or looking to boost your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the professionals at Service Experts in Cleveland are happy to help. You can call us at 440-252-1375 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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