What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that include? Really, it comes down to ensuring that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Getting the wrong size or type can have many implications from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it reduces its life.

Every home is different; 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 more than what you need for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to operate a system that is more than what you need. Air conditioners also help to reduce humidity levels in the home and an oversized system won’t be able to properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to decreased indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too small 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 run harder.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be overwhelming to know where to turn for answers. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at San Antonio Air Service Experts 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 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 should also help you see 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 influence on your family’s budget. Our team can walk you through what you’ll need to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts on how to reduce energy usage through various features available.

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

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