What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If it’s time for a replacement furnace or will be in the near future, you’ll need to determine what size of system will work best for your house. Having an appropriately 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 choose a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is too large won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be constantly 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 additional money up front, but it will cost you more over time as well. This is an option you’ll want to avoid.

Then there are the problems with a system that is smaller than necessary. If your system is too small, it will run too often to try to heat your space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its effort. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 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 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 review 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 consider the climate in Lake Forest and the number of people 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 correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 949-204-0859. We look forward to working with you.

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