What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking about purchasing 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? Essentially, it comes down to making sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Purchasing the incorrect size or type can have a lot of consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it reduces its lifespan.

Every home is distinct; 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 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 bad indoor air quality.

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

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to start. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Roland J. Down Service Experts can provide you with 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 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 factor in utility costs when pondering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can give you 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 ideas on how to reduce energy usage through a variety of features available.

Whether you are in need of a new air conditioning system or looking to increase your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the professionals at Roland J. Down in Albany are happy to help. You can call us at 518-417-2938 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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