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 shortly, you will need to determine what size of system will work properly for your house. Having a correctly sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With a little research, you’ll find the perfect furnace for your needs.

When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always the best.

Your home will waste a lot of energy and money if you install a system that is bigger than you need. A system that is too large won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be frequently 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 more 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 challenges 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 exertion. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Goode Bros AC & Heating 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 figured based only on square footage. This method frequently lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise today. Your furnace professional will examine 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 Katy and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than providing a calculation established on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Goode Bros AC & Heating, 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 just a phone call away at (833)-466-3322. We look forward to chatting you.