What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that include? Essentially, it comes down to ensuring that you get correctly-sized system for your home. Purchasing the wrong size or type can have a variety of implications from the inability to keep your house cool to working so hard that it reduces its life.

Every home is unique; 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 you need. Air conditioners also help to decrease humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not properly dehumidify the air which could also lead to bad indoor air quality.

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

With a variety of different models and sizes, it can be a bear to know where to begin. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can give you a full load calculation assessment on your home. The heating and cooling load calculation factors in the home’s structure, roof, windows, direction and location to decide the size and type of equipment you need. Any company that won’t provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately give you 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 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 factor in utility costs when pondering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can offer will have a positive influence on your family’s budget. Our experts can walk you through what is needed to live comfortably in your home and share some tidbits on how to lower energy usage through various features available.

Whether you are looking at a new air conditioning system or looking to improve your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the experts at Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Kansas City are happy to help. You can call us at 816-787-0500 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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