What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

February 29, 2016

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you are ready 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.

You will waste a lot of energy and money if you install a system that is too large. A system that is too big won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be constantly cycling on and off, which causes extra wear on your system and can reduce 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 challenges with a system that is smaller than necessary. 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 work. A system that is too small will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. 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 determined based only on square footage. This method typically lead to incorrect 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 things like its construction, the color of its roof and how well insulated it is. He or she will also consider 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 determine the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 254-307-9572. We look forward to working with you.