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 will need to figure out what size of system will work properly for your home. Having an accurately sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With a bit of research, you’ll find the perfect furnace for your needs.

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

Your home will waste a lot of energy and money if you install a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is too large won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be frequently cycling on and off, which means 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 issues 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 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. Also, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at C&C Refrigeration Inc. complete 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 assumed based only on square footage. This method often lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise today. Your furnace professional will study your home as a whole, looking at factors like its construction, the color of its roof and how well insulated it is. He or she will also consider the climate in Waxahachie and how many people live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than coming up with a calculation created on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At C&C Refrigeration Inc., we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 972-763-5448. We look forward to helping you.

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