What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking through buying a new air conditioner or looking in to the performance of your current system, one of the first items to consider is a load calculation.

What exactly does that include? Really, it comes down to being sure that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Buying the incorrect size or type can have many effects from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it decreases its life.

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 isn’t the most wise to get an air conditioner that is bigger than what you need for your home. The equipment could cost more and you’ll be paying to use a system that is more than what’s needed. Air conditioners also help to reduce humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to decreased indoor air quality.

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

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can offer 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 determine the size and type of equipment needed. Any company that doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t properly offer 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 figure out 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 include utility costs when making your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can offer will have a positive influence on your family’s budget. Our professionals can walk you through what you’ll need to live comfortably in your home and share some ideas on how to lower energy usage through various features available.

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

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