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 existing system, one of the first things to assess is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? Basically, it comes down to making sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Getting the wrong size or type can have a variety of consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to working so hard that it lowers its lifespan.

Every home is unique; 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 get an air conditioner that is more than what you need for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to operate a system that is more than what’s required. 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 can’t to keep up. Not only does this impact the cooling of your home during the warmer seasonal temperatures, but it’ll also make the unit work tougher.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to start. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can offer 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 decide the size and type of equipment you’ll need. Any company that doesn’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 determine 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 considering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can give you will have a positive impact on your family’s budget. Our experts can walk you through what you need to live comfortably in your home and share some ideas on how to lower energy usage through a variety of features available.

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

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