What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that mean? Really, it comes down to being sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Getting the incorrect size or type can have a lot of consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it lowers its lifecycle.

Every home is unique; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are important considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It doesn’t make sense to purchase 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 decrease 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 effect the cooling of your home during the warmer seasons, but it’ll also make the unit work more.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to turn for answers. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Teays Valley Service Experts can offer a full load calculation assessment on your home. The heating and cooling load calculation factors in the home’s structure, roof, windows, direction and location to figure out the size and type of equipment you need. Any company that doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t correctly give you an accurate quote for the replacement of your air conditioner or even provide 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 will also help you see the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to factor in utility costs when pondering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can provide will have a positive effect on your family’s budget. Our team can walk you through what you need to live comfortably in your home and share some ideas on how to lower energy usage through a number 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 Teays Valley Service Experts in Hurricane are happy to help. You can call us at 304-760-5088 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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