What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are considering purchasing 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. Purchasing the improper size or type can have many consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to working 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 crucial considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It isn’t the most wise to buy 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 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 can’t to keep up. Not only does this impact the cooling of your home during the warmer times, but it’ll also make the unit run tougher.

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 handle on your own. The Expert team at Rob's Albertan 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 figure out the size and type of equipment needed. Any company that does not 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 determine 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 include utility costs when considering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can provide will have a positive impact on your family’s budget. Our experts 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 need 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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