What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking about buying a new air conditioner or looking closer at the performance of your existing system, one of the first items to assess 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. Buying the wrong size or type can have many implications from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it reduces its life.

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 more than what’s required for your home. The equipment can cost more and you’ll be paying to run a system that is more than what’s required. Air conditioners also help to lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not properly dehumidify the air which could also lead to decreased indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that isn’t big enough and can’t to keep up. Not only does this impact the cooling of your home during the warmer seasonal temperatures, but it’ll also make the unit run harder.

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 take care of on your own. The Expert team at Donelson Air Service Experts can offer 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 needed. Any company that doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t correctly give you 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 figure out which system is best for you, but it will also help you receive the extra savings of high-efficiency products. You may not think to include utility costs when considering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can provide will have a positive effect on your family’s budget. Our professionals can walk you through what you’ll need to live comfortably in your home and share some ideas on how to decrease energy usage through a number of features available.

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

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