What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you’re looking for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you’ll need to identify what size of system will work best for your indoor space. Having an appropriately sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a little research, you’ll select the perfect furnace for your needs.

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

Your household will waste a lot of energy and money if you install a system that is too large. A system that is too large won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be consistently 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 avoid.

Then there are the issues with a system that is too small. If your system is too small, it will run more frequently to try to heat your house, 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. Plus, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Central Heating & Plumbing do a load calculation and chat 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 frequently lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will examine 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 New Castle and how many people live in your home. This assessment is definitely 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 you money. At Central Heating & Plumbing, 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 only a phone call away at 724-658-7111. We look forward to chatting you.

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