If you are considering getting a new air conditioner or looking closer at the performance of your present system, one of the first things to assess is a load calculation.
What exactly does that mean? Really, it comes down to ensuring that you get an appropriately-sized system for your home. Purchasing the wrong 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 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 the most wise to purchase an air conditioner that is more 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 required. Air conditioners also help to decrease humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not properly dehumidify the air which may also lead to bad 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 times, but it’ll also make the unit work harder.
With a number of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to start. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to tackle on your own. The Expert team at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can provide you with 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 decide the size and type of equipment you’ll need. 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 determine 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 considering your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can give you will have a positive effect on your family’s budget. Our team can walk you through what you’ll need to live comfortably in your home and share some ideas on how to lower energy usage through various features available.