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 points to assess is a load calculation.

What exactly does that entail? Essentially, it comes down to being sure that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Buying the incorrect size or type can have many effects from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it lowers 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 doesn’t make sense to buy an air conditioner that is more than what you need 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 lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not properly dehumidify the air which may also lead to decreased indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that isn’t big enough and isn’t able 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 operate tougher.

With a variety of different models and sizes, it can be a bear to know where to begin. Lucky for you, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Mountainwest Service Experts can give you 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 determine the size and type of equipment you’ll need. Any company that won’t provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately 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 figure out 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 include utility costs when considering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can provide will have a positive impact on your family’s budget. Our team can walk you through what is needed to live comfortably in your home and share some ideas on how to decrease energy usage through various features available.

Whether you are looking at a new air conditioning system or looking to boost your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the experts at Mountainwest Service Experts in Salt Lake City are happy to help. You can call us at 385-399-0280 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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