What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that include? Essentially, it comes down to being sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Getting the incorrect size or type can have a variety of implications 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 get an air conditioner that is larger than needed for your home. The equipment could cost more and you’ll be paying to operate a system that is more than what’s needed. Air conditioners also help to reduce 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 is too little 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 harder.

With a variety of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to begin. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 determine the size and type of equipment needed. Any company that won’t provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately provide 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 figure out which system is best for you, but it should also help you get 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 give you will have a positive impact 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 variety of features available.

Whether you need a new air conditioning system or looking to improve your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the professionals at Service Experts in Fort Lauderdale are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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