What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that entail? Essentially, it comes down to ensuring that you get correctly-sized system for your home. Getting the wrong size or type can have a lot of consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it lowers its lifespan.

Every home is unique; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are crucial considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It isn’t the most wise to get an air conditioner that is larger than what’s required for your home. The equipment can cost more and you’ll be paying to use 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 could also lead to decreased indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too little and unable to keep up. Not only does this impact the cooling of your home during the warmer seasonal temperatures, but it’ll also make the unit work more.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be overwhelming to know where to turn for answers. Lucky for you, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can give you 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 you need. Any company that doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t correctly offer 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 figure out which system is best for you, but it should also help you see the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to factor in utility costs when making your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can offer will have a positive impact on your family’s budget. Our experts can walk you through what is needed to live comfortably in your home and share some ideas on how to decrease energy usage through a number of features available.

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

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