What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that mean? Essentially, it comes down to ensuring that you get properly-sized system for your home. Getting the wrong size or type can have a lot of consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it reduces its life.

Every home is unique; 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 buy an air conditioner that is more than needed for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to operate a system that is more than what you need. Air conditioners also help to lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system can’t properly dehumidify the air which could also lead to bad 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 play a role in the cooling of your home during the warmer seasons, but it’ll also make the unit operate tougher.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to begin. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to take care of 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 figure out the size and type of equipment needed. Any company that doesn’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 can also help you receive the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to think about utility costs when pondering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can offer will have a positive impact on your family’s budget. Our team 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 increase your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the professionals at Service Experts in Canada are happy to help. You can call us at 866-397-3787 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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