What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that include? Really, it comes down to being sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Getting the wrong size or type can have a variety of effects from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it reduces its life.

Every home is different; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are key considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It isn’t wise to get an air conditioner that is bigger than what’s required for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to use a system that is more than what’s required. Air conditioners also help to decrease humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not 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 isn’t able to keep up. Not only does this play a role in the cooling of your home during the warmer seasonal temperatures, but it’ll also make the unit run harder.

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to turn for answers. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to take care of on your own. The Expert team at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can give you a full load calculation assessment on your home. The heating and cooling load calculation takes into account the home’s structure, roof, windows, direction and location to determine the size and type of equipment you need. Any company that won’t provide this detailed analysis can’t correctly offer 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 receive 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 offer will have a positive impact on your family’s budget. Our professionals can walk you through what you’ll need to live comfortably in your home and share some ideas on how to decrease energy usage through a number of features available.

Whether you are looking at a new air conditioning system or looking to improve your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the experts at Service Experts in Raleigh are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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