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 soon, the first step is to determine what size of system will work best for your house. Having an accurately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. 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 pick a system that is too large. A system that is too large 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 a choice 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 space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its exertion. A too-small system will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Superior Comfort Systems complete 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 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 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 Hendersonville and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than providing a calculation established on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Superior Comfort Systems, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 828-775-5176. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s better for you. We look forward to chatting you.

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