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 most appropriately for your indoor space. Having an accurately sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With some research, you’ll be able to find the perfect furnace for your needs.
When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better.
You will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is too large. A system that is too big won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be frequently cycling on and off, which causes 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 avoid.
Then there are the problems with a system that is too small. If your system is too small, it will run more frequently to try to heat your house, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its work. A system that is too small will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning do a load calculation and confer 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 inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise today. Your furnace professional will study 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 Moline and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than determining a calculation created on square footage alone!
If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Freed Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 309-323-9584. We look forward to chatting you.