What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking through getting a new air conditioner or taking a closer look at the performance of your current system, one of the first items to assess is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? Basically, it comes down to making sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Purchasing the improper 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 lifespan.

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 the most 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 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 isn’t big enough and can’t to keep up. Not only does this impact the cooling of your home during the warmer seasonal temperatures, but it’ll also make the unit operate harder.

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be overwhelming to know where to turn for answers. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Eveready Service Experts can offer 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 figure out the size and type of equipment you need. Any company that doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t properly 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 get the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to think about utility costs when considering 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 experts can walk you through what you’ll 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 improve your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the team at Eveready Service Experts in Richmond are happy to help. You can call us at 804-548-4480 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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