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 shortly, you’ll need to figure out what size of system will work properly for your house. Having an accurately sized system is important 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 ideal.

Your home will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is too large. A system that is too large won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be frequently 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 choice you’ll want to stay away from.

Then there are the problems with a system that is too small. If your system is too small, it will run too often to try to heat your space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its effort. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC do 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 assumed based only on square footage. This method often 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 Hamilton and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than determining a calculation established on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 513-268-5164. We look forward to chatting you.