What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking about purchasing a new air conditioner or looking closer at the performance of your present system, one of the first items to consider is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? Really, it comes down to making sure that you get correctly-sized system for your home. Getting the improper size or type can have a lot of implications from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it reduces its lifecycle.

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 wise to purchase an air conditioner that is more than needed for your home. The equipment could cost more and you’ll be paying to use a system that is more than what’s required. Air conditioners also help to decrease humidity levels in the home and an oversized system can’t properly dehumidify the air which could also lead to bad indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too small and unable to keep up. Not only does this impact the cooling of your home during the warmer times, but it’ll also make the unit work harder.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to start. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to take care of on your own. The Expert team at Becht/Givens Service Experts can give you 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 won’t provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately 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 figure out which system is best for you, but it will also help you receive 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 give you will have a positive effect on your family’s budget. Our professionals can walk you through what you’ll need to live comfortably in your home and share some tidbits on how to lower energy usage through various features available.

Whether you are in need of a new air conditioning system or looking to improve your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the team at Becht/Givens Service Experts in Louisville are happy to help. You can call us at 502-785-8230 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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