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What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that include? Basically, it comes down to ensuring that you get properly-sized system for your home. Buying the improper size or type can have a lot of consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it decreases its lifespan.

Every home is unique; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are key considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It doesn’t make sense to purchase an air conditioner that is larger 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’s needed. Air conditioners also help to lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not 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 operate harder.

With a variety of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to turn for answers. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & 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 needed. Any company that doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately provide an accurate quote for the replacement of your air conditioner or even offer 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 will also help you receive the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to include utility costs when considering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can offer will have a positive effect on your family’s budget. Our experts can walk you through what is needed to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts on how to lower energy usage through various features available.

Whether you are in need of a new air conditioning system or looking to boost your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the experts at Abbey Air Service Experts in Oakville are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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