What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking about purchasing a new air conditioner or looking in to the performance of your present system, one of the first things to ponder is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? Really, it comes down to making sure that you get correctly-sized system for your home. Purchasing the incorrect size or type can have a variety of effects from the inability to keep your house cool to working so hard that it reduces 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 get an air conditioner that is bigger than what’s required for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to use a system that is more than what you need. Air conditioners also help to decrease humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not properly dehumidify the air which could also lead to poor 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 effect the cooling of your home during the warmer seasons, but it’ll also make the unit run tougher.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to start. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Jack Nelson Service Experts can give you 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 you need. Any company that doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t correctly 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 will 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 impact on your family’s budget. Our professionals can walk you through what you’ll need to live comfortably in your home and share some tidbits on how to lower energy usage through a number of features available.

Whether you are looking at a new air conditioning system or looking to increase your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the professionals at Jack Nelson Service Experts in Tulsa are happy to help. You can call us at 918-212-8927 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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