What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If you’re looking for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, the first step is to determine 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 home. With some research, you’ll be able to find the perfect furnace for your needs.
When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always ideal.
You will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is too large. A system that is too large won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be consistently cycling on and off, which means extra wear on your system and can shrink 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 a choice 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 home, 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. Also, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at ACE Solutions do 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 frequently lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will examine 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 take into consideration the climate in Hasbrouck Heights and the number of 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 correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At ACE Solutions, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 201-579-2562. We look forward to chatting you.