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 figure out what size of system will work most appropriately for your house. Having an appropriately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With some research, you’ll find the perfect furnace for your needs.

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

You 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 consistently cycling on and off, which causes extra wear on your system and can shrink 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 a decision you’ll want to avoid.

Then there are the challenges with a system that is too small. 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 exertion. A too-small system 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 Oak Point Heating and Air LLC complete 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 determined based only on square footage. This method frequently lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise today. 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 Denton and how many people live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than providing a calculation established on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Oak Point Heating and Air LLC, 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 simply a phone call away at 940-202-1202. We look forward to chatting you.

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