What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be soon, you’ll need to identify what size of system will work properly for your indoor space. Having an accurately sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a bit of research, you’ll 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 install a system that is too large. 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 means extra wear on your system and can lessen 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 dodge.

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 house, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its effort. A system that is too small will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at McFadden Heating & Cooling perform 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 typically lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will study your home as a whole, looking at factors like its construction, the color of its roof and how well insulated it is. He or she will also consider the climate in Dresden 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 you money. At McFadden Heating & Cooling, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 1-866-781-0111. We look forward to helping you.

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