What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you’re looking for a replacement furnace or will be soon, the first step is to determine what size of system will work properly for your home. Having an appropriately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. 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 better.

Your household will waste a lot of energy and money if you choose 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 constantly cycling on and off, which can mean 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 an option you’ll want to dodge.

Then there are the problems with a system that is smaller than necessary. 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 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 sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Wallpe Heating & Cooling perform a load calculation and confer 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 frequently lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. 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 think about the climate in Greensburg and how many people 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 properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Wallpe Heating & Cooling, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 812-663-7252. We look forward to working with you.

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