What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

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

What exactly does that include? Basically, it comes down to being sure that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Buying the incorrect size or type can have a lot of implications from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it lowers its lifecycle.

Every home is unique; 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 purchase an air conditioner that is larger than what you need 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 will not properly dehumidify the air which may also lead to poor indoor air quality.

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

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can give you a full load calculation assessment on your home. The heating and cooling load calculation takes into account the home’s structure, roof, windows, direction and location to determine the size and type of equipment you need. Any company that does not 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 should also help you see 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 offer will have a positive impact on your family’s budget. Our team can walk you through what you’ll need to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts on how to lower energy usage through a number 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 Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Gaithersburg are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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