What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking through getting a new air conditioner or taking a closer look at the performance of your present system, one of the first items to consider is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? Really, it comes down to being sure that you get correctly-sized system for your home. Purchasing the improper size or type can have a lot of consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it decreases its life.

Every home is unique; 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 the most wise to get an air conditioner that is larger 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 lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system won’t be able to properly dehumidify the air which could also lead to poor indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that isn’t big enough and unable to keep up. Not only does this effect the cooling of your home during the warmer times, but it’ll also make the unit run harder.

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be overwhelming to know where to turn for answers. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to take care of on your own. The Expert team at A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 determine the size and type of equipment needed. Any company that won’t provide this detailed analysis can’t properly 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 decide which system is best for you, but it will also help you see the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to think about 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 need to live comfortably in your home and share some tidbits on how to decrease energy usage through various features available.

Whether you are in need of a new air conditioning system or looking to boost your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the experts at A1 Chesney Service Experts in Calgary are happy to help. You can call us at 587-315-5271 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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