What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking through purchasing a new air conditioner or taking a closer look at the performance of your present system, one of the first things to assess is a load calculation.

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

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 get an air conditioner that is bigger than needed for your home. The equipment can cost more and you’ll be paying to use a system that is more than what’s required. Air conditioners also help to decrease humidity levels in the home and an oversized system won’t be able to properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to poor 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 run harder.

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 handle 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 includes factors like the home’s structure, roof, windows, direction and location to decide the size and type of equipment needed. Any company that does not provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately 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 decide which system is best for you, but it will also help you get the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to think about 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 professionals can walk you through what you need to live comfortably in your home and share some tidbits on how to reduce energy usage through a variety of features available.

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

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