What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

February 29, 2016

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you’re looking for a replacement furnace or will be soon, you’ll need to determine 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 home. With some 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 choose 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 constantly cycling on and off, which can mean extra wear on your system and can reduce 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 challenges with a system that is smaller than necessary. 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 too-small system will work harder, which will shorten 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 True Temp Heating & Air Inc do 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 determined based only on square footage. This method typically lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will review 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 Chatsworth 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 costs. At True Temp Heating & Air Inc, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 706-695-7492. We look forward to working with you.