What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking through purchasing a new air conditioner or taking a closer look at the performance of your current system, one of the first points to ponder is a load calculation.

What exactly does that include? Really, it comes down to being sure that you get correctly-sized system for your home. Purchasing 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 lifecycle.

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 doesn’t make sense to purchase an air conditioner that is larger 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’s required. Air conditioners also help to reduce humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not 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 effect the cooling of your home during the warmer seasons, but it’ll also make the unit run tougher.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to begin. Lucky for you, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Barlow Service Experts can provide you with 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 determine the size and type of equipment you’ll need. Any company that won’t provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately offer an accurate quote for the replacement of your air conditioner or even provide you the best more accurate price of a new system.

Not only does this assessment help decide which system is best for you, but it will also help you get 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 impact on your family’s budget. Our experts 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 looking at a new air conditioning system or looking to improve your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the team at Barlow Service Experts in Ogden are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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