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 points to ponder is a load calculation.

What exactly does that entail? Essentially, it comes down to being sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Getting the wrong size or type can have a lot of consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to working so hard that it decreases its life.

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 doesn’t make sense to buy an air conditioner that is larger than needed for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to use a system that is more than what’s required. 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 poor indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too small and can’t to keep up. Not only does this impact the cooling of your home during the warmer seasonal temperatures, 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 start. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can offer a full load calculation assessment on your home. The heating and cooling load calculation includes factors like 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 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 provide will have a positive effect 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 lower energy usage through various 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 team at Service Experts in Shreveport are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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