What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you’re looking for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, the first step is to identify what size of system will work best for your house. Having an accurately sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a bit of research, you’ll find the perfect furnace for your needs.

When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better.

You will waste a lot of energy and money if you choose 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 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 a choice you’ll want to dodge.

Then there are the challenges with a system that is too small. 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 exertion. A system that is too small will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Air Alliance Team perform 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 often lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and improved 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 Saint Charles and the number of 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 properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Air Alliance Team, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 636-229-1544. We look forward to chatting you.

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