What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If you’re looking for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you’ll need to identify what size of system will work properly for your home. Having an appropriately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With some research, you’ll select the perfect furnace for your needs.
When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always the best.
You will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is bigger than you need. A system that is larger than you need 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 reduce 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 stay away from.
Then there are the issues with a system that is smaller than necessary. If your system is too small, it will run more frequently to try to heat your house, 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. Plus, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc complete 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 incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise now. 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 consider the climate in Oxford 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 correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a major 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.