What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are considering buying a new air conditioner or taking a closer look at the performance of your existing system, one of the first things to assess is a load calculation.

What exactly does that entail? Basically, it comes down to being sure that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Getting the improper size or type can have a lot of effects from the inability to keep your house cool to working so hard that it reduces its lifespan.

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 doesn’t make sense to buy an air conditioner that is larger than needed for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to use a system that is more than what’s required. Air conditioners also help to lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system won’t be able to properly dehumidify the air which could also lead to bad 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 seasons, but it’ll also make the unit work more.

With a variety of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to begin. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 you need. Any company that does not provide this detailed analysis can’t properly provide 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 can also help you receive the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to factor in utility costs when pondering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can offer will have a positive impact on your family’s budget. Our team can walk you through what you’ll need to live comfortably in your home and share some tidbits on how to decrease energy usage through various features available.

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

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