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 existing system, one of the first things to consider is a load calculation.

What exactly does that include? Basically, it comes down to being sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Getting the improper size or type can have a lot of effects from the inability to keep your house cool to working 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 key considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It isn’t the most wise 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 you need. Air conditioners also help to decrease humidity levels in the home and an oversized system can’t 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 unable to keep up. Not only does this impact 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 a bear to know where to start. Lucky for you, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can provide you with 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 determine the size and type of equipment you’ll need. Any company that does not provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately provide 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 provide will have a positive effect on your family’s budget. Our team can walk you through what you need to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts on how to reduce energy usage through a number of features available.

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

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