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 soon, you’ll need to identify what size of system will work best for your house. Having a correctly sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With some research, you’ll find 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 bigger than you need. A system that is too large won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be consistently 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 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 challenges with a system that is smaller than you need. 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 exertion. A too-small system will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Brogan Heating & AC Inc 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 often lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise today. Your furnace professional will examine your home as a whole, looking at things 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 Rochester and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is definitely 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 Brogan Heating & AC Inc, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 507-218-0088. We look forward to chatting you.

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