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What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If it’s time for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you’ll need to identify what size of system will work most appropriately for your house. Having an accurately sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With some research, you’ll be able to 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 choose a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is too big won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be frequently cycling on and off, which means extra wear on your system and can reduce 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 a choice you’ll want to stay away from.

Then there are the challenges with a system that is too small. If your system is too small, it will run more often to try to heat your home, 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 minimize the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. perform 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 typically lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and increased 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 Belton and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than providing a calculation based on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Bell Air Conditioning Inc., we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 254-939-1141. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to working with you.