What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

February 29, 2016

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you’re looking for a replacement furnace or will be soon, you’ll need to determine what size of system will work properly for your house. Having a correctly sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a little research, you’ll select the perfect furnace for your needs.

When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always ideal.

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 too large won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be frequently cycling on and off, which causes extra wear on your system and can reduce 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 stay away from.

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 space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its exertion. A too-small system will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Farris Heating & Air 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 determined based only on square footage. This method often lead to inaccurate 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 Bartlesville and how many people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than providing a calculation created on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Farris Heating & Air, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 918-534-8194. We look forward to working with you.