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 in the near future, you’ll need to determine 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 house. With a bit of research, you’ll be able to find the perfect furnace for your needs.

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

Your household will waste a lot of energy and money if you install a system that is bigger than you need. A system that is too large won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be constantly cycling on and off, which can mean 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 avoid.

Then there are the challenges 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 effort. A system that is too small will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 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 often 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 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 Oxford and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than coming up with a calculation created on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 662-281-1231. We look forward to chatting you.

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