What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be in the near future, the first step is to figure out what size of system will work best for your house. Having a correctly sized system is critical 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.
You will waste a lot of energy and money if you install 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 consistently 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 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 issues with a system that is smaller than necessary. If your system is too small, it will run too often to try to heat your house, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its work. A too-small system will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at The Frazier Company 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 frequently lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will examine 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 Omaha and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than determining a calculation created on square footage alone!
If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At The Frazier Company, 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 402-628-0206. We look forward to helping you.