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 points to consider is a load calculation.

What exactly does that include? Really, it comes down to making sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Getting the incorrect size or type can have many effects from the inability to keep your house cool to working so hard that it lowers its lifespan.

Every home is distinct; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are important considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It isn’t the most wise to buy an air conditioner that is larger 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 lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not properly dehumidify the air which may 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 impact the cooling of your home during the warmer seasons, 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 turn for answers. Lucky for you, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can offer 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 needed. Any company that won’t provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately give you 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 should 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 provide will have a positive influence on your family’s budget. Our experts can walk you through what is needed to live comfortably in your home and share some tidbits on how to decrease 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 team at BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Elkhart are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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