What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If it’s time for a replacement furnace or will be in the near future, you will need to identify what size of system will work best for your indoor space. Having an accurately sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With some research, you’ll be able to find the perfect furnace for your needs.

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

Your household will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is too large. A system that is larger than you need won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be frequently cycling on and off, which can mean extra wear on your system and can reduce the life of your system. An oversized system will not only cost extra 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 challenges with a system that is smaller than necessary. 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 exertion. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC perform 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 assumed based only on square footage. This method often lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise today. 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 think about the climate in Kingsville and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than determining a calculation created on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 361-214-1203. We look forward to chatting you.

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