What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are considering getting a new air conditioner or taking a closer look at the performance of your existing system, one of the first points to assess is a load calculation.

What exactly does that entail? Really, it comes down to being sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Getting the wrong 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 lifespan.

Every home is distinct; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are crucial considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It doesn’t make sense to purchase an air conditioner that is more than what you need 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 decrease humidity levels in the home and an oversized system won’t be able to 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 impact the cooling of your home during the warmer seasons, but it’ll also make the unit work harder.

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to turn for answers. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can give you 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 won’t provide this detailed analysis can’t properly offer an accurate quote for the replacement of your air conditioner or even provide you the best more accurate price of a new system.

Not only does this assessment help figure out which system is best for you, but it can also help you see the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to think about utility costs when considering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can offer will have a positive influence on your family’s budget. Our team can walk you through what you need 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 increase your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the professionals at Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Wheeling are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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