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 most appropriately for your house. 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 the best.
Your home will waste a lot of energy and money if you install a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is too big 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 lessen 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 an option you’ll want to dodge.
Then there are the issues with a system that is smaller than you need. If your system is too small, it will run more frequently to try to heat your space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its work. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Anderson Heating & A/C do 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 assumed based only on square footage. This method typically lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and improved 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 think about the climate in Carson City and how many people live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than coming up with a calculation established on square footage alone!
If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Anderson Heating & A/C, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 775-230-7628. We look forward to chatting you.