What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you’re looking for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you’ll need to determine what size of system will work most appropriately for your house. Having an accurately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With some research, you’ll find 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 install 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 causes extra wear on your system and can lessen the life of your system. An oversized system will not only cost extra money up front, but it will cost you more over time as well. This is an option you’ll want to avoid.

Then there are the challenges with a system that is smaller than you need. If your system is too small, it will run more 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 minimize the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Innovative Mechanical, LLC do 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 assumed based only on square footage. This method often lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will examine 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 think about the climate in Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than determining a calculation based on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Innovative Mechanical, LLC, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 770-726-7407. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to chatting you.

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