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 soon, you will need to determine what size of system will work most appropriately for your indoor space. Having a correctly sized system is important 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 larger than necessary. 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 shrink 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 decision you’ll want to avoid.

Then there are the problems with a system that is too small. If your system is too small, it will run too often to try to heat your house, 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. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at US Air Heating and Cooling do 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 figured based only on square footage. This method often lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will examine 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 think about the climate in Rock Hill and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than coming up with a calculation created on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At US Air Heating and Cooling, 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 only a phone call away at 803-980-4328. We look forward to chatting you.

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