What is an Air Conditioning Load Calculation?

July 28, 2017

If you are considering getting a new air conditioner or taking a closer look at the performance of your current system, one of the first items to assess is a load calculation.

What exactly does that include? Essentially, it comes down to making sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Getting the improper size or type can have a lot of implications from the inability to keep your house cool to operating so hard that it decreases its lifespan.

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 doesn’t make sense to buy an air conditioner that is bigger 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 lower humidity levels in the home and an oversized system can’t properly dehumidify the air which can also lead to bad 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 run more.

With a number of different models and sizes, it can be a bear 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 McKinley Heating Service Experts can offer 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 you need. Any company that doesn’t provide this detailed analysis can’t appropriately 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 determine 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 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’ll need to live comfortably in your home and share some thoughts on how to lower energy usage through various 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 McKinley Heating Service Experts in Edmonton are happy to help. You can call us at or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.

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