What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

If you are thinking about buying a new air conditioner or looking closer at the performance of your present system, one of the first points to assess is a load calculation. 

What exactly does that mean? Essentially, it comes down to being sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Purchasing the incorrect size or type can have a variety of implications from the inability to keep your house cool to working so hard that it lowers its lifespan. 

Every home is different; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are crucial considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It doesn’t make sense to buy an air conditioner that is more than what you need for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to operate a system that is more than what’s required. Air conditioners also help to decrease humidity levels in the home and an oversized system won’t be able to properly dehumidify the air which may also lead to decreased indoor air quality

You also don’t want a model that is too small and isn’t able to keep up. Not only does this play a role in the cooling of your home during the warmer times, but it’ll also make the unit run more. 

With a variety of different models and sizes, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to take care of on your own. The Expert team at Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning 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 figure out 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 will also help you see the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to include utility costs when making your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can offer will have a positive influence on your family’s budget. Our experts can walk you through what is needed to live comfortably in your home and share some tidbits on how to lower energy usage through various features available. 

Whether you are looking at a new air conditioning system or looking to improve your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the professionals at Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning in Philadelphia are happy to help. You can call us at 215-259-5850 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler

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