What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

If you are thinking about purchasing a new air conditioner or looking closer at the performance of your present system, one of the first points to consider is a load calculation. 

What exactly does that mean? Essentially, it comes down to being sure that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Purchasing 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 lowers its lifecycle. 

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 buy an air conditioner that is bigger than what’s required for your home. The equipment could cost more and you’ll be paying to operate a system that is more than what you need. Air conditioners also help to lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to bad indoor air quality

You also don’t want a model that isn’t big enough 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 harder. 

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Stallion Heating and 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 figure out the size and type of equipment needed. Any company that doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately give you an accurate quote for the replacement of your air conditioner or even provide 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 will also help you see the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to factor in utility costs when considering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can provide will have a positive impact on your family’s budget. Our professionals can walk you through what you need to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts on how to lower energy usage through a variety 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 Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning in Philadelphia are happy to help. You can call us at 215-259-5850 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler

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