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What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are considering 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? Essentially, it comes down to ensuring that you get an appropriately-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 working so hard that it decreases its life.

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 purchase an air conditioner that is larger than needed for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to operate 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 could 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 seasonal temperatures, but it’ll also make the unit operate more.

With a variety of different models and sizes, it can be overwhelming to know where to turn for answers. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Abbey Air Service Experts can give you 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 factor in utility costs when pondering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can offer will have a positive effect on your family’s budget. Our team can walk you through what is needed to live comfortably in your home and share some ideas on how to lower energy usage through a number of features available.

Whether you need a new air conditioning system or looking to improve your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the team at Abbey Air Service Experts in Oakville are happy to help. You can call us at 289-813-5566 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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