What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are considering purchasing a new air conditioner or taking a closer look at the performance of your existing system, one of the first items to assess 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. Buying the improper size or type can have a lot of effects from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it reduces its life.

Every home is unique; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are crucial considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It doesn’t make sense to purchase an air conditioner that is bigger than what you need for your home. The equipment could cost more and you’ll be paying to operate a system that is more than what’s needed. 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 decreased indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too little and isn’t able to keep up. Not only does this impact the cooling of your home during the warmer seasons, but it’ll also make the unit work more.

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Komfort Air can offer 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 figure out the size and type of equipment needed. Any company that does not provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately offer 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 can also help you see 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 you’ll need to live comfortably in your home and share some tidbits on how to decrease energy usage through a number of features available.

Whether you are in need of a new air conditioning system or looking to increase your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the experts at Komfort Air in Mint Hill are happy to help. You can call us at 704-705-8135 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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