What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

February 29, 2016

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be in the near future, you will need to figure out what size of system will work most appropriately for your home. Having an appropriately sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With a little research, you’ll be able to find the perfect furnace for your needs.

When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always the best.

Your home will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is too large. A system that is too large won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be frequently 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 more money up front, but it will cost you more over time as well. This is a decision you’ll want to stay away from.

Then there are the issues with a system that is smaller than you need. 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 system that is too small will work harder, which will decrease 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 Airmen HVAC Service complete 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 determined based only on square footage. This method frequently lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will examine 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 consider the climate in Montoursville and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than determining a calculation established on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Airmen HVAC Service, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 570-322-3131. We look forward to helping you.