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 shortly, you’ll need to determine what size of system will work most appropriately for your home. Having an accurately sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With some 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 install a system that is bigger than you need. A system that is too big won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be frequently cycling on and off, which means extra wear on your system and can lessen 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 an option you’ll want to stay away from.

Then there are the problems 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 work. A system that is too small will work harder, which will shorten 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 Bon Air Service Company complete 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 figured based only on square footage. This method often lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and increased 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 think about the climate in Grand Prairie and how many people live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than determining a calculation based on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Bon Air Service Company, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 972-332-1028. We look forward to working with you.