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 soon, you’ll need to figure out what size of system will work most appropriately for your home. Having a correctly sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With a bit of research, you’ll select the perfect furnace for your needs.

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

Your home will waste a lot of energy and money if you install a system that is larger than necessary. 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 causes extra wear on your system and can lessen the life of your system. An oversized system will not only cost additional money up front, but it will cost you more over time as well. This is an option you’ll want to stay away from.

Then there are the issues 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 work. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Jack's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling do a load calculation and consult 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 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 things 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 Alliance and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than providing 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 Jack's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling, we understand that getting 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 308-646-3827. We look forward to helping you.

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