What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are considering purchasing a new air conditioner or looking in to the performance of your current system, one of the first items to consider is a load calculation.

What exactly does that include? Really, it comes down to ensuring that you get properly-sized system for your home. Purchasing the wrong size or type can have a variety of consequences from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it reduces its lifecycle.

Every home is unique; 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 the most wise to get an air conditioner that is larger than what’s required 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 lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system won’t be able to properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to poor indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too small and unable to keep up. Not only does this effect the cooling of your home during the warmer seasons, but it’ll also make the unit work tougher.

With hundreds of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to turn for answers. Lucky for you, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can provide you with 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 determine the size and type of equipment needed. Any company that doesn’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 decide 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 provide will have a positive effect on your family’s budget. Our experts can walk you through what is needed to live comfortably in your home and share some tidbits on how to reduce energy usage through a variety 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 team at Rolf Griffin Service Experts in Fort Wayne are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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