What Is A Load Calculation?

Have you ever heard of a “load calculation?” When it comes to determining what kind of air conditioner you might need or trying to look closer at the performance and efficiency of your system, load calculation is a key factor.

But what is load calculation? Basically, it’s a way to ensure you have a properly sized system for your home. Having a unit that is too big or too small can affect how well it does its job at keeping your home cool or warm. In some situations, it can even make the unit’s lifespan shorter.

There are a ton of factors when it comes to finding the right heating and cooling unit for your home. Home size; number of windows, where they’re located in the home, and type of windows; insulation; and which direction your home faces all play a part in determining which type and size of unit you should get.

A bigger unit is not always better. You could end up overpaying for a system to do more than is required. Air conditioners also help decrease humidity in a home, and an oversized system won’t properly dehumidify the air. This can lead to bad indoor air quality. On the other hand, if it’s too small for a home won’t be able to keep up with the demand. This will make the unit work harder to cool your home, decreasing the lifespan of the equipment, and it won’t effectively cool your home.

A heating and cooling load calculation assessment can be completed by one of our trusted Comfort Advisors at Climate Control Experts. The calculation takes into account the home’s structure, roof, insulation, windows, direction, and location and can pinpoint the right model and size unit for your home. And although higher efficiency systems may look more expensive in the short term, the long-term benefits can far outweigh the initial cost. Higher efficiency systems use less energy, which is not only better for the environment, but also better for your budget.

If you’re wondering if it’s the right time to replace your heating and cooling system, call Climate Control Experts. One of our Comfort Advisers will come to your home and give you a free quote for the unit that will best suit your home and your budget.


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