What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

February 29, 2016

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be soon, you will need to figure out what size of system will work properly for your home. Having an appropriately sized system is key 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 ideal.

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 frequently cycling on and off, which causes 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 dodge.

Then there are the challenges with a system that is smaller than you need. If your system is too small, it will run more often to try to heat your space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its effort. A too-small system will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Titan Heating & Air Conditioning perform 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 figured based only on square footage. This method typically lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. 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 Central Point and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than determining a calculation based on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Titan Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 514-600-5499. We look forward to working with you.