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 most appropriately for your indoor space. Having an appropriately sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. 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 ideal.
You will waste a lot of energy and money if you choose a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is too large won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be frequently cycling on and off, which means extra wear on your system and can lessen 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 stay away from.
Then there are the problems with a system that is smaller than you need. If your system is too small, it will run too often to try to heat your space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its effort. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Age Heating & Cooling 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 assumed based only on square footage. This method often lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise today. Your furnace professional will review 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 consider the climate in Sandpoint and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than providing a calculation established on square footage alone!
If your HVAC system is properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Age Heating & Cooling, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 208-578-4258. We look forward to working with you.