What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you will need to identify what size of system will work most appropriately for your indoor space. Having an appropriately 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 better.

You will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is too large. 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 causes extra wear on your system and can lessen 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 an option you’ll want to dodge.

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 home, 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 shorten 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 D & D Heating & AC 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 figured based only on square footage. This method frequently lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will examine 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 take into consideration the climate in Brighton and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than providing a calculation based on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At D & D Heating & AC, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 720-316-1401. We look forward to helping you.

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