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 existing system, one of the first points to consider is a load calculation.

What exactly does that entail? Basically, 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 running so hard that it reduces its life.

Every home is different; 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 wise to buy 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 can’t 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 harder.

With a number 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 handle on your own. The Expert team at Bob Brown Service Experts can provide you with 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 determine the size and type of equipment you’ll need. Any company that doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t correctly 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 determine 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 provide 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 decrease energy usage through various features available.

Whether you are looking at a new air conditioning system or looking to increase your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the experts 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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