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 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 better.

You will waste a lot of energy and money if you install a system that is larger than necessary. 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 causes 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 avoid.

Then there are the problems 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 effort. A system that is too small will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not sufficiently 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 improved 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 consider the climate in Omaha and how many people live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than coming up with a calculation based on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At The Frazier Company, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 402-896-5900. We look forward to helping you.

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