What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

February 29, 2016

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 an appropriately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With some 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 choose a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is too big won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be consistently 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 problems with a system that is too small. If your system is too small, it will run too often to try to heat your home, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its work. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at House of Heating Incorporated 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 inaccurate 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 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 Marshfield and how many people live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than providing a calculation established 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 buying 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 715-384-3163. We look forward to helping you.