What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are considering buying a new air conditioner or taking a closer look at the performance of your current system, one of the first points to consider is a load calculation.

What exactly does that entail? Really, it comes down to making sure that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Getting the incorrect size or type can have a lot of implications from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it decreases its life.

Every home is distinct; 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 buy an air conditioner that is bigger than what’s required for your home. The equipment could 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 decreased indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that isn’t big enough and can’t to keep up. Not only does this play a role in the cooling of your home during the warmer seasons, but it’ll also make the unit operate more.

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be a bear to know where to begin. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to take care of on your own. The Expert team at Golden Seal 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 figure out the size and type of equipment you’ll need. Any company that does not provide this detailed analysis can’t correctly provide 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 should also help you get 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 effect on your family’s budget. Our professionals can walk you through what is needed 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 looking at a new air conditioning system or looking to boost your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the team at Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Saint Charles are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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