What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking about purchasing a new air conditioner or taking a closer look at the performance of your existing system, one of the first things to assess is a load calculation.

What exactly does that entail? Essentially, it comes down to making sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Getting the wrong size or type can have a lot of effects from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it decreases its lifespan.

Every home is distinct; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are crucial considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It isn’t the most wise to purchase an air conditioner that is more than what’s required for your home. The equipment can cost more and you’ll be paying to run a system that is more than what you need. 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 little and isn’t able to keep up. Not only does this impact the cooling of your home during the warmer times, but it’ll also make the unit operate harder.

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to begin. Fortunately, 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 takes into account the home’s structure, roof, windows, direction and location to determine the size and type of equipment you need. 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 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 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 offer will have a positive effect on your family’s budget. Our experts can walk you through what you need to live comfortably in your home and share some ideas on how to reduce energy usage through a variety of features available.

Whether you need a new air conditioning system or looking to boost your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the team at Service Experts in Ocala are happy to help. You can call us at 352-414-4006 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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