What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

You’ve come to the point where it’s time for a furnace replacement or perhaps you see this point rapidly approaching, but how do you determine the size of system you’ll need? Choosing the best size is critical for your system’s efficiency and your home’s comfort. There’s a perfect furnace out there for you and your home’s needs.

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

Buying a system that is too large wastes energy and money. A larger system will constantly be warming up and cooling down because it’s production will not require it to operateas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn decreases the life of your system. An oversized system will cost you more money up front and in the long run.

On the other hand, a system that is undersized will run too long and can’t fully heat your home when the weather gets cold. An improperly sized system will have to work harder, your energy costs could be higher and your comfort will suffer because of that. It’s very important to talk to a pro that will do a load calculation and advise you on the right system for your needs.

How is Load Calculation Determined?

A home’s load calculation used to be determined based exclusively on square footage and was often wrong. Technology and knowledge have evolved a lot since then. When you’re ready for a replacement furnace, one of the experts from Premium Air Services LLC will study your home as a whole and then be able to give an accurate load calculation. Load calculations include everything from the construction of your home, amount of insulation, the local climate as well as type and color of your roof, to the number of home occupants – a truly complete assessment of your needs.

A properly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it will also save you money. Adding a replacement furnace is a huge decision, which is why we want to make sure your system will meet or exceed all of your needs. We are here to help you along throughout the process. If you are ready for a furnace replacement or have any questions for the professionals at Premium Air Services LLC, give us a call at 713-688-8784 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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