What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If it’s time for a replacement furnace or will be in the near future, you’ll need to identify what size of system will work most appropriately for your home. Having a correctly sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a bit of research, you’ll select 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 pick a system that is bigger than you need. A system that is larger than you need won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be frequently 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 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 challenges with a system that is too small. If your system is too small, it will run more frequently to try to heat your home, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its exertion. A system that is too small will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating do 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 assumed based only on square footage. This method typically lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will review 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 Wharton 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 you money. At Faust Air Conditioning and Heating, 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 just a phone call away at 979-323-6130. We look forward to helping you.