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 soon, you will need to identify what size of system will work most appropriately for your home. Having a correctly sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. 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 the best.

Your home will waste a lot of energy and money if you install 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 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 more 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 challenges 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 work. A system that is too small will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Ken Parker Service 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 typically lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and better 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 Greenville and how many people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than determining 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 Ken Parker Service Inc, 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 only a phone call away at 903-883-2829. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to chatting you.

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