What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that mean? Essentially, it comes down to being sure that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Buying the wrong size or type can have a lot of consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to working so hard that it lowers its lifecycle.

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 the most wise to buy an air conditioner that is larger than what’s required for your home. The equipment can cost more and you’ll be paying to use a system that is more than what’s needed. Air conditioners also help to decrease humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to poor indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too small and isn’t able 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 run tougher.

With a variety of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to turn for answers. Lucky for you, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Midland Air 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 decide the size and type of equipment needed. 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 decide which system is best for you, but it can also help you receive the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to think about utility costs when making your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can give you will have a positive impact on your family’s budget. Our professionals can walk you through what you need to live comfortably in your home and share some tidbits on how to lower 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 team at Midland Air Service Experts in Columbia are happy to help. You can call us at 803-399-7208 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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