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, the first step is to identify what size of system will work properly for your indoor space. Having a correctly sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With some 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 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 means 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 an option you’ll want to stay away from.

Then there are the issues with a system that is too small. If your system is too small, it will run more often to try to heat your house, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its effort. A too-small system will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Dearing's Service & Solutions complete 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 figured based only on square footage. This method often lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. 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 consider the climate in Huntingburg and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than providing a calculation created on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Dearing's Service & Solutions, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 812-200-5844. We look forward to helping you.