What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If it’s time for a replacement furnace or will be soon, you’ll need to determine what size of system will work properly for your house. Having an accurately sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With a bit of research, you’ll select 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 install a system that is larger than necessary. 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 lessen the life of your system. An oversized system will not only cost more money up front, but it will cost you more over time as well. This is a choice you’ll want to dodge.
Then there are the problems with a system that is smaller than you need. 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 work. A too-small system will work harder, which will decrease 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 GV Heating & Air 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 inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will review 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 think about the climate in Crystal and Twin Cities and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than coming up with a calculation established on square footage alone!
If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At GV Heating & Air, we understand that buying 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 763-535-2000. We look forward to working with you.