What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, the first step is to identify what size of system will work properly for your indoor space. Having a correctly sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With a little research, you’ll be able to find the perfect furnace for your needs.

When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always the best.

Your household will waste a lot of energy and money if you install a system that is too large. A system that is larger than you need won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be consistently cycling on and off, which causes extra wear on your system and can shrink 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 a decision you’ll want to avoid.

Then there are the problems 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 home, 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. Also, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Anderson Heating & A/C 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 determined 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 study your home as a whole, looking at factors 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 Carson City and how many people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than coming up with a calculation established on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Anderson Heating & A/C, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 775-230-7628. We look forward to working with you.

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