What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking through purchasing a new air conditioner or looking closer at the performance of your existing system, one of the first items to ponder is a load calculation.

What exactly does that entail? Essentially, it comes down to being sure that you get correctly-sized system for your home. Getting the improper size or type can have a lot of effects from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it lowers its life.

Every home is unique; 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 bigger than needed for your home. The equipment could cost more and you’ll be paying to use a system that is more than what’s needed. Air conditioners also help to reduce humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not properly dehumidify the air which could also lead to decreased 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 times, but it’ll also make the unit run tougher.

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be overwhelming to know where to turn for answers. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to tackle 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 takes into account 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 correctly provide 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 determine which system is best for you, but it can also help you get 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 provide will have a positive impact on your family’s budget. Our team 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 boost your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the experts at Service Experts in West Palm Beach are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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