Understanding Air Conditioning Load Calculations

Are you in the market for a new air conditioner? Not sure if your current unit is performing as it should be? It may be time to take a look at your air conditioning load calculation.

It may sound mathematical, but it’s the best way to ensure you get the right-sized system for your home or business. Choosing the wrong size or type of air conditioner can have serious ramifications that range from an inability to keep your interior cool to excessive running that reduces your unit’s lifespan.

An Air Conditioner That’s Not Too Big or Too Small

It’s a basic fact that every home or commercial building is unique. Square footage, number of windows, type of windows, insulation and even the direction the structure faces are all considerations when determining the best air conditioner for your specific needs. When it comes to air conditioners, bigger isn’t always better. In fact, a unit that is too large is not only more expensive to purchase, it can lead to higher utility bills and cycling problems that can cause an early breakdown. On the flipside, an air conditioner that’s too small is also a problem. Not only will a too small unit not be able to cool effectively, it will work too hard and reach the end of its lifespan far quicker than it should.

The Benefits of a Professional Load Calculation

There are many different models and sizes of air conditioners on the market. It’s not always straightforward which one is best for your specific needs. This is where a professional air conditioning contractor can be very valuable. The expert team at Chandler Air can provide you with a full load calculation assessment of your home or business. We carefully evaluate all factors, including the structure, roof, windows, direction and location to determine the most ideal size and type of equipment you need. Without this level of analysis, it’s impossible to provide an accurate quote for a new system.

Along with being able to identify what type of system is best for you, a load calculation also can help you see additional savings with high-efficiency equipment. It’s important to consider utility costs when determining the long-term investment in a new air conditioner. We’re here to help you through this process, along with providing you with some tips on how to increase your energy efficiency.

Whether you need a new air conditioning system or need repairs on an existing unit, the experts at Chandler Air are here to help. Call us now to schedule an appointment at 480-899-0267.

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