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 in the near future, the first step is to determine what size of system will work properly for your home. Having an appropriately sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With a bit of research, you’ll find the perfect furnace for your needs.

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

You will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is bigger than you need. 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 shrink 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 an option 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 work. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at House of Heating Incorporated 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 assumed based only on square footage. This method often lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will review 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 think about the climate in Marshfield and how many people 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 properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At House of Heating Incorporated, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 888-384-3163. 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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