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 soon, you will 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 a little research, you’ll be able to find 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 install a system that is too large. A system that is too large won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be consistently cycling on and off, which can mean 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 an option you’ll want to dodge.

Then there are the problems with a system that is smaller than necessary. 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 exertion. A too-small system will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning 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 determined based only on square footage. This method typically lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and better 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 think about the climate in Derby and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than coming up with a calculation established on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 203-772-8319. We look forward to helping you.