What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are considering getting a new air conditioner or looking in to the performance of your existing system, one of the first items to consider is a load calculation.

What exactly does that entail? Essentially, it comes down to making sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Getting the incorrect size or type can have many consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it decreases its lifespan.

Every home is unique; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are key considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It doesn’t make sense to buy an air conditioner that is bigger 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’s required. Air conditioners also help to decrease humidity levels in the home and an oversized system won’t be able to properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to poor indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too little 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 operate tougher.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to turn for answers. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 decide the size and type of equipment you’ll need. 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 decide 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 include utility costs when considering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can offer 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 tidbits on how to reduce energy usage through a variety of features available.

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

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