What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that entail? Essentially, it comes down to making sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Buying the wrong size or type can have a variety of implications from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it lowers its lifecycle.

Every home is distinct; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are crucial considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It isn’t the most wise to purchase an air conditioner that is larger than what you need for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to run a system that is more than what’s required. Air conditioners also help to decrease humidity levels in the home and an oversized system can’t properly dehumidify the air which may also lead to decreased indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too small and can’t to keep up. Not only does this effect the cooling of your home during the warmer seasons, but it’ll also make the unit operate more.

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to begin. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to take care of on your own. The Expert team at 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 needed. Any company that won’t provide this detailed analysis can’t correctly provide an accurate quote for the replacement of your air conditioner or even provide 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 can also help you receive the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to include utility costs when considering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can provide will have a positive effect on your family’s budget. Our professionals can walk you through what you need to live comfortably in your home and share some ideas on how to lower energy usage through various 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 Service Experts in Provo are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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