What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If it’s time for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you’ll need to determine what size of system will work most appropriately for your home. Having a correctly sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With some research, you’ll find the perfect furnace for your needs.
When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better.
Your home will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is too large. 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 can mean 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 issues with a system that is smaller than necessary. If your system is too small, it will run more frequently to try to heat your home, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its exertion. A too-small system 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 appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning 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 figured based only on square footage. This method often lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will study your home as a whole, looking at items 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 City and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than determining a calculation created on square footage alone!
If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 801-305-4777. We look forward to chatting you.