What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that entail? Really, it comes down to making sure that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Purchasing the wrong size or type can have many implications from the inability to keep your house cool to working so hard that it reduces its lifecycle.

Every home is distinct; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are key considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It isn’t wise to get an air conditioner that is more than what’s required for your home. The equipment could cost more and you’ll be paying to operate a system that is more than what’s required. Air conditioners also help to decrease humidity levels in the home and an oversized system can’t properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to poor indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that isn’t big enough and can’t 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 a number of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to turn for answers. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can provide you with 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 you’ll need. Any company that doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately 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 figure out 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 think about utility costs when pondering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can provide will have a positive impact on your family’s budget. Our professionals can walk you through what you’ll need to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts on how to lower 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 experts at Service Experts in Salt Lake City are happy to help. You can call us at 801-871-8425 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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