What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are thinking about getting a new air conditioner or looking closer at the performance of your current system, one of the first items to ponder is a load calculation.

What exactly does that mean? Essentially, it comes down to making sure that you get correctly-sized system for your home. Getting the improper size or type can have many implications from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it decreases its life.

Every home is distinct; home size, number of windows and type, insulation and even the direction the home faces are important considerations. Bigger isn’t always better. It doesn’t make sense to buy an air conditioner that is more than what’s required for your home. The equipment will cost more and you’ll be paying to use a system that is more than what’s needed. Air conditioners also help to decrease humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to decreased indoor air quality.

You also don’t want a model that is too little and unable to keep up. Not only does this impact 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 overwhelming to know where to begin. Lucky for you, this isn’t something you need to handle on your own. The Expert team at Strand Brothers Service Experts can give you 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 needed. Any company that won’t provide this detailed analysis can’t correctly 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 figure out 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 offer will have a positive influence on your family’s budget. Our experts can walk you through what you need 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 in need of a new air conditioning system or looking to boost your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the professionals at Strand Brothers Service Experts in Austin are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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