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 existing system, one of the first things to assess is a load calculation.

What exactly does that entail? Essentially, it comes down to being sure that you get properly-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 operating so hard that it decreases 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 the most 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 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 bad indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that isn’t big enough 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 overwhelming 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 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 determine the size and type of equipment you 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 will 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 boost your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the experts at Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Columbia are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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