What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking about purchasing a new air conditioner or taking a closer look at the performance of your present system, one of the first things to assess is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? Essentially, it comes down to ensuring that you get correctly-sized system for your home. Buying the wrong size or type can have many effects from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it reduces 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 the most wise to buy an air conditioner that is bigger than what’s required 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 decrease humidity levels in the home and an oversized system can’t properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to poor 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 impact the cooling of your home during the warmer seasonal temperatures, but it’ll also make the unit run more.

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating 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 Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can provide you with 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 determine the size and type of equipment you’ll need. Any company that won’t provide this detailed analysis can’t properly 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 determine 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 think about utility costs when pondering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can offer will have a positive impact 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 decrease energy usage through a variety of features available.

Whether you need a new air conditioning system or looking to improve your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the professionals at Peachtree Service Experts in Atlanta are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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