What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If you’re looking for a replacement furnace or will be in the near future, you will need to determine what size of system will work properly for your home. Having a correctly sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a bit of research, you’ll select 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 choose a system that is too large. 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 shrink 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 dodge.
Then there are the challenges 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 space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its exertion. A system that is too small will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Air Service Co. complete a load calculation and chat 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 better knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. 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 Muldrow and how many people live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than providing a calculation based on square footage alone!
If your HVAC system is properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Air Service Co., 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 simply a phone call away at 918-212-8943. We look forward to working with you.