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? Essentially, 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 working 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 important 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 will 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 will not properly dehumidify the air which could 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 seasonal temperatures, but it’ll also make the unit work more.

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be overwhelming to know where to turn for answers. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can give you 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 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 should also help you get the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to think about utility costs when considering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can give you will have a positive effect on your family’s budget. Our team can walk you through what is needed to live comfortably in your home and share some ideas on how to decrease energy usage through a variety of features available.

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

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