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What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you’re looking for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you will need to figure out what size of system will work most appropriately for your indoor space. Having a correctly sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With a bit of research, you’ll find the perfect furnace for your needs.

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

You will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is too large. A system that is too big won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be frequently cycling on and off, which means extra wear on your system and can reduce the life of your system. An oversized system will not only cost extra money up front, but it will cost you more over time as well. This is a decision you’ll want to avoid.

Then there are the problems with a system that is smaller than you need. 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 work. A too-small system will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Air Solutions, Inc perform a load calculation and confer 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 inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will examine your home as a whole, looking at things like its construction, the color of its roof and how well insulated it is. He or she will also consider the climate in Groves and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than providing a calculation based on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Air Solutions, Inc, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 409-962-2476. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to helping you.