What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

February 29, 2016

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 properly for your indoor space. Having an accurately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a little research, you’ll find the perfect furnace for your needs.

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

You will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick 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 causes extra wear on your system and can lessen 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 dodge.

Then there are the issues 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 house, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its work. A smaller than needed 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 Booneville Heating & Cooling 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 typically lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and improved 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 Booneville and how many people live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than coming up with a calculation based on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Booneville Heating & Cooling 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 simply a phone call away at 662-269-8716. We look forward to chatting you.