What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking through getting a new air conditioner or taking a closer look at the performance of your present system, one of the first things to assess is a load calculation.

What exactly does that include? Essentially, it comes down to ensuring that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Purchasing the improper size or type can have a variety of effects from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it lowers its life.

Every home is distinct; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are key considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It isn’t the most wise to buy an air conditioner that is larger than what you need for your home. The equipment could cost more and you’ll be paying to operate a system that is more than what you need. 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 is too small and can’t to keep up. Not only does this effect the cooling of your home during the warmer times, but it’ll also make the unit operate harder.

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to start. Lucky for you, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can give you 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 need. Any company that doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately 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 think about utility costs when pondering 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 tidbits 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 boost your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the team at Service Experts in Fort Myers are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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