What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you will need to figure out what size of system will work properly for your indoor space. Having a correctly sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With a bit of research, you’ll be able to find the perfect furnace for your needs.
When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always ideal.
Your household will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is too large 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 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 choice you’ll want to dodge.
Then there are the challenges with a system that is smaller than necessary. 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 smaller than needed will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at J & J Air Conditioning 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 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 nowadays. Your furnace professional will review 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 Eastland and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than determining a calculation established on square footage alone!
If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At J & J Air Conditioning, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 254-355-3833. We look forward to helping you.