What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If you’re looking for a replacement furnace or will be in the near future, the first step is to identify what size of system will work properly for your indoor space. Having an accurately sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With a little research, you’ll select the perfect furnace for your needs.
When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always the best.
You will waste a lot of energy and money if you install 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 consistently cycling on and off, which causes 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 dodge.
Then there are the issues with a system that is too small. If your system is too small, it will run more frequently to try to heat your space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its exertion. A system that is too small will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning complete 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 inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will review 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 think about the climate in Arlington and how many people live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than determining a calculation established on square footage alone!
If your HVAC system is properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 360-255-5857. We look forward to working with you.