What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking about purchasing a new air conditioner or looking closer at the performance of your existing system, one of the first items 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. Purchasing the improper size or type can have a lot of consequences 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 important considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It isn’t the most wise to purchase an air conditioner that is more than what you need 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 won’t be able to properly dehumidify the air which could also lead to bad 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 effect the cooling of your home during the warmer times, but it’ll also make the unit operate more.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be a bear 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 offer 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 won’t provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately 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 give you will have a positive influence on your family’s budget. Our experts can walk you through what you’ll need to live comfortably in your home and share some tidbits on how to lower energy usage through various features available.

Whether you are looking at a new air conditioning system or looking to boost your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the experts at Service Experts in Memphis are happy to help. You can call us at 901-235-1196 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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