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 will need to identify what size of system will work properly for your home. Having an accurately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With a bit of research, you’ll be able to find 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 install a system that is bigger than you need. A system that is too big 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 reduce 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 avoid.

Then there are the issues with a system that is too small. 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 work. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Air Temperature Control complete 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 often lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise today. 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 consider the climate in Macon and the number of 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 correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Air Temperature Control, 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 478-202-3170. We look forward to helping you.

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