What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that entail? Basically, it comes down to ensuring that you get properly-sized system for your home. Purchasing the incorrect size or type can have a variety of implications from the inability to keep your house cool to working 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 bigger than needed for your home. The equipment can cost more and you’ll be paying to operate 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 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 seasons, but it’ll also make the unit operate harder.

With a number 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 provide 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 can also help you get 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 experts can walk you through what you need to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts on how to reduce energy usage through a variety of features available.

Whether you are looking at a new air conditioning system or looking to boost 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 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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