What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If it’s time for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you will need to determine what size of system will work most appropriately for your house. Having a correctly sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a little research, you’ll select the perfect furnace for your needs.
When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better.
Your home will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is too large. A system that is larger than you need won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be constantly cycling on and off, which can mean extra wear on your system and can lessen 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 dodge.
Then there are the issues with a system that is smaller than necessary. 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 exertion. A system that is too small will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at E.B. Air, LLC do 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 figured 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 take into consideration the climate in East Bernard and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably 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 E.B. Air, LLC, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 979-335-4262. We look forward to chatting you.