What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If you’re looking for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you will need to determine what size of system will work best for your house. Having a correctly sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a little research, you’ll be able to find the perfect furnace for your needs.
When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better.
Your home will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is too large. A system that is too large won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be consistently cycling on and off, which means extra wear on your system and can shrink 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 choice you’ll want to stay away from.
Then there are the issues 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 exertion. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Miller Climate Control LLC complete a load calculation and chat 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 inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise today. Your furnace professional will review 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 think about the climate in Georgetown and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than providing a calculation established on square footage alone!
If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Miller Climate Control LLC, 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 512-937-2001. We look forward to helping you.