What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking about buying a new air conditioner or looking closer at the performance of your present system, one of the first items to consider 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. Buying the incorrect size or type can have many implications from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it lowers its lifecycle.

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 isn’t wise to get an air conditioner that is larger than needed 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 won’t be able to properly dehumidify the air which could also lead to bad indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too little 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 work more.

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to start. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to take care of on your own. The Expert team at Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can offer a full load calculation assessment on your home. The heating and cooling load calculation includes factors like the home’s structure, roof, windows, direction and location to figure out the size and type of equipment you’ll need. Any company that doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately offer 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 figure out which system is best for you, but it can also help you receive the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to include utility costs when pondering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can give you will have a positive impact on your family’s budget. Our experts can walk you through what you need to live comfortably in your home and share some ideas on how to reduce 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 professionals at Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in London are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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