What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that entail? Basically, it comes down to being sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Purchasing the incorrect size or type can have many consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it reduces its life.

Every home is distinct; 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 will cost more and you’ll be paying to use a system that is more than what’s required. Air conditioners also help to reduce humidity levels in the home and an oversized system won’t be able to properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to poor indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that isn’t big enough and unable 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 run tougher.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Roland J. Down 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 doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately provide 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 determine 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 include utility costs when pondering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can provide will have a positive effect on your family’s budget. Our experts can walk you through what you’ll need to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts on how to reduce energy usage through a variety of features available.

Whether you need a new air conditioning system or looking to increase your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the professionals at Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Albany are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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