What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking through buying a new air conditioner or looking in to the performance of your existing system, one of the first points to assess is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? Essentially, it comes down to being sure that you get correctly-sized system for your home. Purchasing the improper size or type can have many effects from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it lowers its lifecycle.

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 the most wise to buy an air conditioner that is more than what’s required for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to use a system that is more than what you need. Air conditioners also help to decrease humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not properly dehumidify the air which may also lead to bad indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too little and unable to keep up. Not only does this effect the cooling of your home during the warmer seasons, 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 turn for answers. Lucky for you, this isn’t something you need to take care of 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 appropriately give you 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 making your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can give you will have a positive influence on your family’s budget. Our experts can walk you through what you’ll need to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts on how to decrease energy usage through a variety of features available.

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

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