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What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you’re looking for a replacement furnace or will be soon, you’ll need to identify what size of system will work most appropriately for your indoor space. Having an accurately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With some research, you’ll be able to find 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 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 frequently cycling on and off, which means extra wear on your system and can reduce the life of your system. An oversized system will not only cost extra money up front, but it will cost you more over time as well. This is a decision you’ll want to avoid.

Then there are the challenges 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 work. A too-small system will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning 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 determined based only on square footage. This method typically lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will study 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 West Valley and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than coming up with a calculation based on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 801-305-4777. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s better for you. We look forward to working with you.