What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking about purchasing a new air conditioner or looking closer at the performance of your existing system, one of the first items to ponder is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? Basically, it comes down to ensuring that you get correctly-sized system for your home. Buying the wrong size or type can have a variety of implications from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it lowers its life.

Every home is unique; 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 wise to purchase an air conditioner that is bigger than what’s required for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to run a system that is more than what you need. Air conditioners also help to lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system can’t properly dehumidify the air which could also lead to bad indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too small and unable to keep up. Not only does this impact the cooling of your home during the warmer seasons, but it’ll also make the unit operate more.

With a variety of different models and sizes, it can be a bear to know where to begin. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can give you 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 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 provide you the best more accurate price of a new system.

Not only does this assessment help determine which system is best for you, but it will also help you see the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to think about utility costs when pondering 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 need to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts on how to reduce energy usage through a number of features available.

Whether you are in need of a new air conditioning system or looking to improve your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the team at Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Hillsborough are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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