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, the first step is to identify what size of system will work best for your house. Having a correctly sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With a little research, you’ll select the perfect furnace for your needs.

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

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 large won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be constantly cycling on and off, which can mean 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 dodge.

Then there are the challenges with a system that is smaller than you need. 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 exertion. A system that is too small will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Air Houston Mechanical LLC 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 figured based only on square footage. This method typically lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and better 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 consider the climate in Huffman and how many individuals 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 correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Air Houston Mechanical LLC, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 832-777-1521. We look forward to chatting you.