What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be in the near future, the first step is to identify what size of system will work best for your home. Having an accurately sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With a little research, you’ll find the perfect furnace for your needs.

When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always the best.

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 constantly cycling on and off, which causes 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 a decision 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 often to try to heat your space, 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 shorten the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service do 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 figured 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 items like its construction, the color of its roof and how well insulated it is. He or she will also consider the climate in East Bernard and how many people live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than determining a calculation created on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service, we understand that purchasing 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 979-335-4262. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to working with you.

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