What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking about buying 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 making sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Buying the improper size or type can have a lot of implications from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it reduces its lifespan.

Every home is unique; 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 get an air conditioner that is bigger than needed for your home. The equipment can cost more and you’ll be paying to use a system that is more than what’s required. 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 could also lead to bad indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too little and unable to keep up. Not only does this effect the cooling of your home during the warmer times, but it’ll also make the unit work tougher.

With a variety of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to turn for answers. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to take care of on your own. The Expert team at Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can offer 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 decide 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 figure out which system is best for you, but it should also help you get the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to factor in utility costs when making your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can provide will have a positive effect on your family’s budget. Our professionals can walk you through what you’ll need to live comfortably in your home and share some tidbits on how to decrease energy usage through a variety of features available.

Whether you are in need of a new air conditioning system or looking to boost your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the professionals at Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Champaign are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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