What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

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

What exactly does that mean? 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 consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to working so hard that it lowers its life. 

Every home is different; 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 bigger than what you need for your home. The equipment can cost more and you’ll be paying to operate 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 small and unable to keep up. Not only does this play a role in the cooling of your home during the warmer seasons, but it’ll also make the unit work more. 

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to begin. Lucky for you, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Stevenson Service Experts 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 decide 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 will also help you see 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 provide will have a positive effect on your family’s budget. Our experts can walk you through what you’ll need to live comfortably in your home and share some tidbits on how to decrease energy usage through a number of features available. 

Whether you are in need of a new air conditioning system or looking to increase your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the team at Stevenson Service Experts in Columbus are happy to help. You can call us at 614-334-3192 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler

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