What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If you’re looking for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you will need to identify what size of system will work most appropriately for your home. Having a correctly sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With a little research, you’ll find the perfect furnace for your needs.
When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better.
You will waste a lot of energy and money if you choose 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 extra 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 problems with a system that is too small. 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 exertion. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at H&C Heating and Cooling 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 inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and better 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 Laurel and how many people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably 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 on expenses. At H&C Heating and Cooling, 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 just a phone call away at 301-960-3247. We look forward to helping you.