What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If it’s time for a replacement furnace or will be in the near future, the first step is to determine what size of system will work properly for your home. Having a correctly sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With a little 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 choose a system that is too large. 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 reduce 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 space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its exertion. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Dave's Diversified Services perform 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 frequently lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will review 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 think about the climate in Front Royal and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than determining a calculation created on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Dave's Diversified Services, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 540-369-3971. We look forward to helping you.

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