What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking about buying a new air conditioner or looking in to the performance of your present system, one of the first points to assess is a load calculation.

What exactly does that include? Really, it comes down to ensuring that you get properly-sized system for your home. Getting the wrong size or type can have a lot of consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it lowers 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 isn’t the most wise to purchase an air conditioner that is larger than what’s required for your home. The equipment can cost more and you’ll be paying to run a system that is more than what you need. Air conditioners also help to lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system can’t properly dehumidify the air which may also lead to decreased 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 work tougher.

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to start. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Rob's Albertan Service Experts can provide you with 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 figure out the size and type of equipment needed. Any company that does not 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 determine which system is best for you, but it will also help you see 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 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 thoughts 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 increase your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the professionals at Rob's Albertan Service Experts in Edmonton are happy to help. You can call us at 780-800-9047 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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