What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking about buying a new air conditioner or taking a closer look at the performance of your existing system, one of the first points to consider is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? Basically, it comes down to ensuring that you get properly-sized system for your home. Buying the wrong size or type can have a lot of effects from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it decreases its life.

Every home is distinct; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are important considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It isn’t wise to buy an air conditioner that is larger than needed for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to operate a system that is more than what’s required. 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 may also lead to bad indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too small and unable 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 work harder.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to turn for answers. Lucky for you, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts 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 won’t provide this detailed analysis can’t properly 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 decide which system is best for you, but it should also help you receive the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to factor in utility costs when making 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’ll need to live comfortably in your home and share some ideas on how to lower 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 team at Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts in Kitchener are happy to help. You can call us at 519-804-1617 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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