What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If it’s time for a replacement furnace or will be soon, the first step is to figure out what size of system will work properly for your home. Having a correctly sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With some 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 larger than necessary. A system that is too big 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 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 more often to try to heat your house, 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 decrease the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning complete 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 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 consider the climate in Pflugerville and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than coming up with a calculation established on square footage alone!
If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 512-355-1482. We look forward to working with you.