What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are considering getting a new air conditioner or looking in to the performance of your current system, one of the first points to assess is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? Really, it comes down to making sure that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Purchasing the wrong size or type can have a lot of effects from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it decreases 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 buy 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 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 isn’t big enough 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 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 handle on your own. The Expert team at Comfort Masters Service Experts can provide you with a full load calculation assessment on your home. The heating and cooling load calculation factors in the home’s structure, roof, windows, direction and location to figure out the size and type of equipment needed. 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 give 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 pondering 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 a number of 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 in Wheeling are happy to help. You can call us at 847-250-6729 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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