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 identify what size of system will work properly for your indoor space. Having an appropriately sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With a bit of research, you’ll find the perfect furnace for your needs.

When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better.

Your household will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is too big won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be constantly cycling on and off, which can mean 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 a choice you’ll want to dodge.

Then there are the issues with a system that is smaller than necessary. If your system is too small, it will run more frequently to try to heat your home, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its effort. A too-small system 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 sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd. do 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 typically lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will study 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 take into consideration the climate in Brandon and how many 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 costs. At Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd., we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 204-728-0180. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s better for you. We look forward to working with you.

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