What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking through purchasing a new air conditioner or looking in to the performance of your existing system, one of the first things to assess is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? Essentially, it comes down to being sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Buying the wrong size or type can have a lot of effects from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it lowers its lifespan.

Every home is distinct; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are crucial considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It doesn’t make sense to purchase an air conditioner that is bigger than needed for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to run a system that is more than what’s needed. 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 decreased indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too little and can’t to keep up. Not only does this impact 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 overwhelming to know where to turn for answers. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 determine the size and type of equipment you need. Any company that won’t provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately provide 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 will also help you get the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to include utility costs when making your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can give you will have a positive impact on your family’s budget. Our professionals can walk you through what is needed 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 team at Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Sharonville are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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