What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are considering purchasing 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 entail? Really, it comes down to making sure that you get correctly-sized system for your home. Purchasing the wrong size or type can have a lot of consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it lowers its lifecycle.

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 wise to get an air conditioner that is bigger than needed for your home. The equipment can cost more and you’ll be paying to operate a system that is more than what you need. Air conditioners also help to decrease 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 small 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 more.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to begin. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Broad Ripple Service Experts can give you 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 decide the size and type of equipment you need. Any company that won’t provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately 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 receive the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to factor in utility costs when pondering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can provide will have a positive influence on your family’s budget. Our professionals can walk you through what you need to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts on how to reduce 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 Broad Ripple Service Experts in Indianapolis are happy to help. You can call us at 317-527-0271 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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