What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking through getting a new air conditioner or looking in to the performance of your existing system, one of the first points to ponder is a load calculation.

What exactly does that entail? Essentially, it comes down to making sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Getting the wrong size or type can have many consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it reduces its life.

Every home is unique; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are important considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It isn’t the most wise to get an air conditioner that is more 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 reduce humidity levels in the home and an oversized system can’t properly dehumidify the air which could also lead to poor indoor air quality.

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

With a variety of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to begin. Lucky for you, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can offer a full load calculation assessment on your home. The heating and cooling load calculation takes into account the home’s structure, roof, windows, direction and location to determine the size and type of equipment needed. Any company that won’t provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately give you 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 determine which system is best for you, but it will also help you get 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 professionals can walk you through what you’ll need 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 increase your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the team at Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Voorhees are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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