What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

February 29, 2016

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you’ll need to figure out what size of system will work most appropriately for your house. Having a correctly sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a bit of research, you’ll find the perfect furnace for your needs.

When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always ideal.

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 means 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 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 system that is too small will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc perform 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 figured based only on square footage. This method typically lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise now. 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 Circleville and how many people live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than coming up with a calculation created on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc, 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 just a phone call away at 740-474-5940. We look forward to helping you.