What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are considering purchasing a new air conditioner or taking a closer look at the performance of your existing system, one of the first points to consider is a load calculation.

What exactly does that entail? Really, it comes down to making sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Getting the improper size or type can have a lot of implications from the inability to keep your house cool to working so hard that it lowers its lifecycle.

Every home is different; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are crucial considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It isn’t wise to buy an air conditioner that is bigger than what’s required for your home. The equipment could cost more and you’ll be paying to operate a system that is more than what’s required. Air conditioners also help to lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system can’t properly dehumidify the air which could 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 play a role in the cooling of your home during the warmer times, but it’ll also make the unit operate harder.

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at R & M Climate Control 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 figure out the size and type of equipment you need. Any company that doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t correctly 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 decide which system is best for you, but it should also help you receive 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 provide will have a positive influence on your family’s budget. Our team can walk you through what is needed to live comfortably in your home and share some ideas on how to lower energy usage through a number of features available.

Whether you are looking at a new air conditioning system or looking to boost your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the experts at R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Knoxville are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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