What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that entail? Really, it comes down to being sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Getting the incorrect size or type can have many consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it lowers its life.

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 get an air conditioner that is bigger 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 you need. Air conditioners also help to decrease humidity levels in the home and an oversized system won’t be able to properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to bad 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 seasonal temperatures, but it’ll also make the unit operate harder.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be a bear to know where to start. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can provide you with 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 determine 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 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 can also help you see 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 effect on your family’s budget. Our experts can walk you through what is needed to live comfortably in your home and share some tidbits on how to reduce energy usage through various features available.

Whether you are in need of a new air conditioning system or looking to increase your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the team at Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Dayton are happy to help. You can call us at 937-503-7896 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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