What is an air conditioning load calculation? Published on July 28, 2017 If you are considering getting a new air conditioner or taking a closer look at the performance of your present system, one of the first items to assess is a load calculation. What exactly does that entail? Basically, it comes down to making sure that you get properly-sized system for your home. Purchasing the improper size or type can have a variety of effects from the inability to keep your house cool to running so hard that it lowers its lifespan. 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 larger 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 decrease humidity levels in the home and an oversized system will not properly dehumidify the air which can 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 operate more. With a number of different models and sizes, it can be intimidating to know where to turn for answers. Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to take care of on your own. The Expert team at Hammond Plumbing & Heating 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 properly offer an accurate quote for the replacement of your air conditioner or even offer 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 think about utility costs when making your budget, but researching more efficient air conditioners and what it can provide will have a positive influence 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 lower energy usage through a variety of features available. Whether you are in need of a new air conditioning system or looking to improve your home’s efficiency and comfort level, the professionals at Hammond Plumbing in Kitchener are happy to help. You can call us at 519-894-3222 or easily request an appointment with our online scheduler.