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 existing system, one of the first items to ponder is a load calculation.

What exactly does that include? Basically, it comes down to ensuring that you get correctly-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 decreases its lifecycle.

Every home is different; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are key considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It isn’t wise to get an air conditioner that is bigger than what you need 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 reduce 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 unable to keep up. Not only does this play a role in the cooling of your home during the warmer seasons, but it’ll also make the unit work tougher.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to turn for answers. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to take care of on your own. The Expert team at Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 decide the size and type of equipment you’ll need. Any company that does not provide this detailed analysis can’t correctly 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 determine which system is best for you, but it can also help you get the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to think about utility costs when making your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can provide will have a positive effect on your family’s budget. Our experts can walk you through what you’ll need to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts on how to lower energy usage through a number of features available.

Whether you are in need of a new air conditioning system or looking to increase your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the professionals at Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Hilton Head Island are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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