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 shortly, the first step is to figure out what size of system will work properly for your house. Having an accurately sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With a little research, you’ll select the perfect furnace for your needs.

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

Your home will waste a lot of energy and money if you install a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is too big won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be constantly cycling on and off, which means 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 a choice you’ll want to stay away from.

Then there are the challenges with a system that is smaller than necessary. If your system is too small, it will run more frequently to try to heat your space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its work. A too-small system will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Durable Service perform 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 today. 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 Holdrege and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than providing a calculation created on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Durable Service , we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 308-995-8177. We look forward to helping you.