What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that entail? Really, it comes down to being sure that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Purchasing 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 key considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It isn’t wise to purchase an air conditioner that is bigger than what’s required for your home. The equipment can cost more and you’ll be paying to run a system that is more than what you need. 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 can’t to keep up. Not only does this effect the cooling of your home during the warmer seasons, but it’ll also make the unit run harder.

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 Heating & Air Conditioning 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 properly 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 can also help you get the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to factor in utility costs when considering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can provide will have a positive impact 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 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 experts at Teays Valley Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Hurricane are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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