What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

February 29, 2016

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you’ll need to figure out what size of system will work properly for your indoor space. Having a correctly sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a bit of research, you’ll be able to find the perfect furnace for your needs.

When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better.

Your household will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is too big won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be consistently cycling on and off, which means extra wear on your system and can lessen the life of your system. An oversized system will not only cost more money up front, but it will cost you more over time as well. This is an option you’ll want to dodge.

Then there are the problems with a system that is too small. If your system is too small, it will run too often to try to heat your home, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its exertion. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air perform a load calculation and chat with you on the best system for your replacement furnace needs.

How is Load Calculation Determined?

In the past, a home’s load calculation was assumed based only on square footage. This method often lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will examine your home as a whole, looking at factors like its construction, the color of its roof and how well insulated it is. He or she will also consider the climate in Genoa and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than determining a calculation based on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Assured Appliance and Heating & Air, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 847-306-8990. We look forward to helping you.