What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

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

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 the most wise to get an air conditioner that is more than what’s required for your home. The equipment can cost more and you’ll be paying to operate a system that is more than what you need. Air conditioners also help to decrease humidity levels in the home and an oversized system can’t properly dehumidify the air which could also lead to bad indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too small and can’t 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 work harder.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be a bear to know where to begin. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Church Services 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 determine the size and type of equipment you need. Any company that doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately offer 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 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 pondering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can offer 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 ideas on how to lower energy usage through various features available.

Whether you are looking at a new air conditioning system or looking to increase your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the experts at Church Services in Houston are happy to help. You can call us at 713-396-3760 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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