What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that entail? Basically, it comes down to ensuring that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Buying the improper size or type can have many consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it decreases its life.

Every home is different; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are crucial considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It doesn’t make sense to purchase an air conditioner that is larger than what’s required 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 lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system can’t properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to poor indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that isn’t big enough and isn’t able 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 run harder.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to begin. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Comfortech 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 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 offer 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 see the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to factor in utility costs when considering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can give you will have a positive influence on your family’s budget. Our team can walk you through what is needed to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts on how to decrease energy usage through a number of features available.

Whether you are in need of a new air conditioning system or looking to increase your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the team at Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Jackson are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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