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 present system, one of the first points to ponder is a load calculation.

What exactly does that include? Really, it comes down to ensuring that you get correctly-sized system for your home. Purchasing the improper size or type can have a variety of implications from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it reduces its lifecycle.

Every home is different; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are crucial considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It doesn’t make sense to buy an air conditioner that is larger than needed for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to use 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 could also lead to poor 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 effect the cooling of your home during the warmer seasons, but it’ll also make the unit run more.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Luckily, 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 needed. Any company that won’t provide this detailed analysis can’t correctly provide an accurate quote for the replacement of your air conditioner or even offer 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 should also help you see the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to include utility costs when pondering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can give you 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 thoughts on how to decrease energy usage through various features available.

Whether you need a new air conditioning system or looking to increase your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the team at Service Experts in Naples are happy to help. You can call us at 239-908-6991 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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