What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are considering getting a new air conditioner or looking in to the performance of your current system, one of the first items to ponder is a load calculation.

What exactly does that entail? Really, it comes down to making sure that you get correctly-sized system for your home. Purchasing the incorrect size or type can have a lot of implications from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it lowers 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 wise to purchase an air conditioner that is more than what you need for your home. The equipment could cost more and you’ll be paying to use a system that is more than what you need. 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 can 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 play a role in the cooling of your home during the warmer times, but it’ll also make the unit run more.

With a variety of different models and sizes, it can be a bear to know where to start. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to handle 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 takes into account the home’s structure, roof, windows, direction and location to figure out the size and type of equipment you 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 will also help you see 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 effect on your family’s budget. Our team can walk you through what is needed to live comfortably in your home and share some tidbits on how to lower energy usage through various features available.

Whether you need a new air conditioning system or looking to boost your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the professionals at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Miami are happy to help. You can call us at 305-440-1505 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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