What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking through getting 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? Basically, it comes down to ensuring that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Buying the incorrect size or type can have many implications from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it lowers its lifespan.

Every home is different; 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 larger than what you need for your home. The equipment can cost more and you’ll be paying to run a system that is more than what’s required. Air conditioners also help to reduce humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not properly dehumidify the air which may also lead to decreased indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too little and can’t to keep up. Not only does this play a role in the cooling of your home during the warmer times, but it’ll also make the unit run harder.

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to turn for answers. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Sunbeam Service Experts can provide you with a full load calculation assessment on your home. The heating and cooling load calculation takes into account the home’s structure, roof, windows, direction and location to figure out the size and type of equipment you’ll need. 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 should also help you see the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to think about utility costs when pondering 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 reduce energy usage through a variety of features available.

Whether you need a new air conditioning system or looking to boost your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the professionals at Sunbeam Service Experts in Buffalo are happy to help. You can call us at 716-427-6807 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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