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 in the near future, you’ll need to figure out what size of system will work best for your house. Having an accurately 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.

You will waste a lot of energy and money if you choose 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 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 avoid.

Then there are the problems 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 home, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its effort. A smaller than needed 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 appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Cool Power LLC complete 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 assumed based only on square footage. This method frequently 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 consider the climate in Ronkonkoma and how many people live in your home. This assessment is certainly 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 you money. At Cool Power LLC , we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 631-246-4029. We look forward to working with you.