What Is the Load Calculation and Why Is It Important?

If your current AC unit is no longer functioning at optimal performance and you are looking to possibly upgrade to a newer unit, you will first want to assess the load calculation.  But what is the load calculation?  It boils down to ensuring that you buy the right-sized unit to adequately cool the square footage of your house.  A system that is too small or too small for your home could lead to more problems and not to the job of cooling your home efficiently.  So what do you need to consider when purchasing a new AC unit for your home?

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Size of Your Home

The most important thing to consider when thinking about a new AC unit is the size of your home.  You should take into account the number of windows and also the type of insulation used in the house.  Even the direction that the house faces is something to consider when purchasing a new unit.  Bigger is not always better.  Your AC unit should be big enough to cool the home, but not too big, or it could decrease the humidity level and indoor air quality inside the house.  It shouldn’t be too small either or else the AC unit will have to work hard to heat the whole house, which will cause wear and tear and reduce the efficiency as well as the lifespan of the unit.  The size of your house determines the size of the AC unit, which is important for maximum efficiency.

Where Do I Start?

When you think about all that needs to be considered in purchasing and installing a new AC unit, it can be overwhelming.  Where do you even begin?  Thankfully, ac repair and installation experts at Comfort Experts can help.  We can come out to your home and do a load calculation, taking into consideration all the different factors at hand, to provide you with an assessment for your home.  We will analyze all factors and provide a quote for what type of AC unit your home needs and also the estimated cost.  Our expert technician can also discuss unit types with you so that you can see the benefit of upgrading to an energy-efficient unit.  The energy-efficient units can save you significantly on monthly energy bills and are worth the extra expense as they often pay for themselves within the first few years of installation.  When you want to consider all the factors to installing an AC unit but don’t know where to start, give the professionals at Comfort Experts a call for a load calculation and advice on new AC unit installation.

Next Steps

When you are ready to make the move to install a new AC unit and have all the facts at your disposal, contact Comfort Experts.  We will send out our experienced and knowledgeable AC repair and installation technicians to do the job right.  We look forward to working with you.