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 items to assess is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? 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 implications 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 the most wise to purchase an air conditioner that is larger than needed for your home. The equipment could cost more and you’ll be paying to run a system that is more than what’s required. Air conditioners also help to lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system can’t properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to bad indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that isn’t big enough and can’t to keep up. Not only does this effect the cooling of your home during the warmer seasonal temperatures, but it’ll also make the unit operate harder.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Lucky for you, this isn’t something you need to take care of on your own. The Expert team at Gordon's 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 does not provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately offer an accurate quote for the replacement of your air conditioner or even offer you the best more accurate price of a new system.

Not only does this assessment help figure out 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 making 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 thoughts 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 experts at Gordon's Service Experts in Oklahoma City are happy to help. You can call us at 405-432-2197 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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