What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking about buying a new air conditioner or looking in to the performance of your present system, one of the first items to consider is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? Essentially, it comes down to making sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Buying the improper size or type can have many consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it lowers its lifecycle.

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 buy an air conditioner that is larger 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’s needed. 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 is too little and unable 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 run tougher.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be a bear to know where to turn for answers. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Finch Air Conditioning & Heating can offer 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 determine the size and type of equipment you need. Any company that won’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 receive 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 influence on your family’s budget. Our team 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 variety of features available.

Whether you need a new air conditioning system or looking to boost your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the experts at Finch Air Conditioning & Heating in La Porte are happy to help. You can call us at 281-407-9478 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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