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, the first step is to determine what size of system will work most appropriately for your house. Having a correctly sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With some research, you’ll select the perfect furnace for your needs.

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

Your household will waste a lot of energy and money if you choose a system that is bigger than you need. 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 shrink 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 choice you’ll want to avoid.

Then there are the challenges with a system that is too small. If your system is too small, it will run too often to try to heat your space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its effort. A too-small system will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Local HVAC Repair & Service 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 determined based only on square footage. This method frequently lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will study 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 Wheeling and the number of people 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 properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Local HVAC Repair & Service , we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 224-300-4806. We look forward to chatting you.

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