What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that entail? Essentially, it comes down to ensuring that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Getting the incorrect size or type can have a variety of implications from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it reduces its life.

Every home is unique; 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 the most wise to buy an air conditioner that is larger than needed for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to run a system that is more than what’s required. Air conditioners also help to lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system can’t properly dehumidify the air which may 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 seasons, but it’ll also make the unit operate more.

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be a bear to know where to start. Lucky for you, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Levy & Son Service Experts can provide you with a full load calculation assessment on your home. The heating and cooling load calculation includes factors like 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 appropriately give you 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 decide 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 include utility costs when pondering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can provide will have a positive influence on your family’s budget. Our team can walk you through what is needed to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts on how to decrease energy usage through a variety of features available.

Whether you are looking at a new air conditioning system or looking to improve your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the team at Levy & Son Service Experts in Dallas are happy to help. You can call us at 469-250-0932 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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