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What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If it’s time for a replacement furnace or will be in the near future, you’ll need to figure out what size of system will work most appropriately for your indoor space. Having a correctly sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With a bit of research, you’ll find 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 install a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is larger than you need 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 shrink the life of your system. An oversized system will not only cost additional 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 often to try to heat your home, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its work. A too-small system will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Cool Power LLC 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 incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise today. Your furnace professional will study your home as a whole, looking at items like its construction, the color of its roof and how well insulated it is. He or she will also think about the climate in Hauppauge and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than determining a calculation established on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Cool Power LLC , we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 631-360-2665. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s easier for you. We look forward to chatting you.