What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking through getting a new air conditioner or taking a closer look at the performance of your current system, one of the first items to assess is a load calculation.

What exactly does that include? Really, it comes down to ensuring that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Purchasing the improper size or type can have many consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it reduces its life.

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 isn’t the most wise to buy an air conditioner that is bigger than what’s required 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 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 little and unable to keep up. Not only does this play a role in the cooling of your home during the warmer seasonal temperatures, but it’ll also make the unit work tougher.

With a variety of different models and sizes, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to take care of on your own. The Expert team at Air Engineers Service Experts can provide you with 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 figure out the size and type of equipment you need. Any company that doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t properly give you an accurate quote for the replacement of your air conditioner or even provide 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 see the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to include utility costs when pondering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can provide will have a positive effect on your family’s budget. Our experts 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 variety of features available.

Whether you are in need of a new air conditioning system or looking to boost your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the team at Air Engineers Service Experts in Jacksonville are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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