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 entail? Essentially, it comes down to being sure that you get an appropriately-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 different; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are key considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It doesn’t make sense to get an air conditioner that is more than needed for your home. The equipment can cost more and you’ll be paying to run a system that is more than what’s required. Air conditioners also help to lower 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 unable 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 tougher.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at A-PLUS Service Experts 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 determine the size and type of equipment you’ll need. Any company that doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t correctly give you 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 should also help you see the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to factor in 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 team can walk you through what is needed to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts 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 team at A-PLUS Service Experts in Waldorf are happy to help. You can call us at 301-747-3140 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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