What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are considering purchasing a new air conditioner or looking closer at the performance of your current system, one of the first points to consider is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? Basically, it comes down to making sure that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Getting the incorrect size or type can have many consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it reduces its lifespan.

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 doesn’t make sense 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 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 won’t be able to properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to bad indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too little and isn’t able to keep up. Not only does this effect the cooling of your home during the warmer seasonal temperatures, but it’ll also make the unit work more.

With a number 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 Bob Brown Service Experts can give you a full load calculation assessment on your home. The heating and cooling load calculation includes factors like the home’s structure, roof, windows, direction and location to decide the size and type of equipment you’ll need. Any company that does not 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 decide 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 give you will have a positive impact on your family’s budget. Our team can walk you through what you need to live comfortably in your home and share some tidbits on how to reduce energy usage through a number of features available.

Whether you are looking at a new air conditioning system or looking to increase your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the team at Bob Brown Service Experts in Tempe are happy to help. You can call us at 623-243-4517 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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