What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are considering buying a new air conditioner or looking closer at the performance of your current 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. Getting the wrong 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 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 doesn’t make sense to get an air conditioner that is bigger than what you need for your home. The equipment can cost more and you’ll be paying to run 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 can also lead to poor 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 operate harder.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to start. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Broad Ripple 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 decide the size and type of equipment needed. Any company that won’t provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately provide 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 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 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 professionals can walk you through what is needed to live comfortably in your home and share some ideas on how to decrease energy usage through a number 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 Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Indianapolis are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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