What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking through getting a new air conditioner or looking in to the performance of your present system, one of the first points to ponder is a load calculation.

What exactly does that include? Essentially, it comes down to being sure that you get properly-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 operating so hard that it reduces its lifecycle.

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 wise to buy an air conditioner that is larger than what’s required for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to operate a system that is more than what’s needed. Air conditioners also help to reduce humidity levels in the home and an oversized system can’t 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 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 run tougher.

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be a bear to know where to begin. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can provide you with 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’ll need. Any company that won’t provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately offer an accurate quote for the replacement of your air conditioner or even offer 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 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 offer will have a positive impact on your family’s budget. Our team can walk you through what is needed to live comfortably in your home and share some tidbits on how to reduce energy usage through various features available.

Whether you are looking at a new air conditioning system or looking to boost your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the professionals at D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Albany are happy to help. You can call us at 518-205-3324 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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