What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that entail? Really, it comes down to making sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Purchasing the improper size or type can have a variety of implications from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it reduces its lifecycle.

Every home is distinct; 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 buy an air conditioner that is larger than what’s required for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to operate a system that is more than what’s needed. Air conditioners also help to lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to decreased indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too little and isn’t able to keep up. Not only does this effect the cooling of your home during the warmer times, but it’ll also make the unit operate tougher.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to begin. Lucky for you, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Coastal Service Experts can provide you with 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 decide the size and type of equipment you’ll need. Any company that doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t properly give you an accurate quote for the replacement of your air conditioner or even give 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 receive the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to include utility costs when pondering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can provide will have a positive influence on your family’s budget. Our professionals can walk you through what you’ll need to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts on how to reduce energy usage through a variety of features available.

Whether you are looking at a new air conditioning system or looking to improve your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the team at Coastal Service Experts in Savannah are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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