What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking about purchasing a new air conditioner or taking a closer look at the performance of your present system, one of the first points to ponder is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? Essentially, it comes down to being sure that you get correctly-sized system for your home. Buying the wrong size or type can have many effects from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it decreases its lifecycle.

Every home is distinct; 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 wise to purchase an air conditioner that is more than needed for your home. The equipment can cost more and you’ll be paying to operate a system that is more than what you need. Air conditioners also help to lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not properly dehumidify the air which could 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 play a role in the cooling of your home during the warmer times, but it’ll also make the unit operate harder.

With a variety of different models and sizes, it can be a bear to know where to begin. Lucky for you, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Service Experts Commercial HVAC can provide you with 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 determine the size and type of equipment needed. Any company that doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t properly give you 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 include utility costs when considering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can offer will have a positive effect on your family’s budget. Our team 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 number of features available.

Whether you are in need of a new air conditioning system or looking to boost your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the team at Service Experts Commercial HVAC in Toronto are happy to help. You can call us at 905-453-6700 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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