What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

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

Every home is distinct; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are crucial considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It isn’t the most wise to get an air conditioner that is larger than what’s required for your home. The equipment could cost more and you’ll be paying to use a system that is more than what you need. Air conditioners also help to lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not properly dehumidify the air which could 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 effect 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 intimidating to know where to begin. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to take care of on your own. The Expert team at D & K Heating Service Experts can provide you with 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 needed. Any company that does not provide this detailed analysis can’t correctly provide 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 determine 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 include utility costs when pondering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can offer will have a positive influence 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 decrease 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 D & K Heating Service Experts in Belleville are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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