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 assess is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? Basically, it comes down to making sure that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Purchasing the wrong size or type can have a variety of implications from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it reduces its life.

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 isn’t wise to buy an air conditioner that is bigger than what you need for your home. The equipment could cost more and you’ll be paying to use 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 bad indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too little and can’t 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 more.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be a bear to know where to turn for answers. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Norrell Service Experts can give you 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 needed. 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 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 should also help you get 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 give you will have a positive influence on your family’s budget. Our team can walk you through what you need to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts on how to reduce energy usage through a variety of features available.

Whether you are in need of a new air conditioning system or looking to improve your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the professionals at Norrell Service Experts in Birmingham are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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