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 figure out what size of system will work properly for your home. Having an accurately sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With a bit of research, you’ll 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 bigger than you need. A system that is too large won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be frequently 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 more money up front, but it will cost you more over time as well. This is a choice you’ll want to stay away from.

Then there are the challenges with a system that is smaller than you need. If your system is too small, it will run too often to try to heat your space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its effort. A too-small system 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 appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. do a load calculation and chat 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 now. 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 Oxford and how many individuals 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 costs. At Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 662-281-1231. We look forward to helping you.

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