What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be in the near future, you will need to figure out what size of system will work best for your home. Having a correctly sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a bit of research, you’ll 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 install a system that is too large. A system that is too large 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 shrink 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 decision 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 too often to try to heat your home, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its work. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will shorten 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 True Heating & Cooling complete 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 figured based only on square footage. This method typically lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise today. Your furnace professional will study 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 think about the climate in Westminster and how many people live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than coming up with a calculation based on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At True Heating & Cooling, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 720-316-1898. We look forward to working with you.

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