What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking through getting a new air conditioner or looking closer at the performance of your existing system, one of the first items to assess is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? Really, it comes down to being sure that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Purchasing the improper size or type can have a lot of implications from the inability to keep your house cool to working 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 important considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It isn’t the most wise to purchase an air conditioner that is more than what you need 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 reduce humidity levels in the home and an oversized system won’t be able to properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to bad 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 times, but it’ll also make the unit run more.

With a variety of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to turn for answers. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air, A Service Experts Company 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 doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t correctly 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 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 think about utility costs when pondering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can provide will have a positive impact on your family’s budget. Our professionals can walk you through what is needed to live comfortably in your home and share some tidbits on how to lower energy usage through a number of features available.

Whether you need a new air conditioning system or looking to improve your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the team at Aramendia in San Antonio are happy to help. You can call us at 210-404-4233 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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