What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking through 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 include? Really, it comes down to ensuring that you get properly-sized system for your home. Getting the improper size or type can have a lot of effects from the inability to keep your house cool to working so hard that it lowers its life.

Every home is different; 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 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 reduce humidity levels in the home and an oversized system won’t be able to properly dehumidify the air which may also lead to poor 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 run harder.

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 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 takes into account the home’s structure, roof, windows, direction and location to figure out the size and type of equipment you’ll need. Any company that does not provide this detailed analysis can’t properly 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 decide which system is best for you, but it should also help you get the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to include utility costs when pondering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can offer will have a positive influence on your family’s budget. Our team can walk you through what you need to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts on how to reduce energy usage through a variety of features available.

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

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