What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If it’s time for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you’ll need to identify what size of system will work best for your house. Having a correctly sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With some research, you’ll be able to 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 choose a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is too large 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 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 an option you’ll want to stay away from.

Then there are the challenges with a system that is too small. If your system is too small, it will run more frequently to try to heat your home, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its effort. A system that is too small will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Rescue Heating & Air complete 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 typically lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise today. Your furnace professional will review 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 think about the climate in Alice and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than providing a calculation established on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Rescue Heating & Air , we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 361-265-4371. We look forward to helping you.

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