What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking about purchasing a new air conditioner or taking a closer look at 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 properly-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 different; 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 the most wise to buy an air conditioner that is bigger 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 reduce humidity levels in the home and an oversized system can’t properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to poor indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that isn’t big enough and unable 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 hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to take care of on your own. The Expert team at Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 you need. 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 will also help you get 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 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 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 team at Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Oklahoma City are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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