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What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

February 29, 2016

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If it’s time for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, the first step is to figure out what size of system will work best for your indoor space. Having an accurately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With a bit of research, you’ll find the perfect furnace for your needs.

When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better.

Your household will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick 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 can mean extra wear on your system and can lessen 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 dodge.

Then there are the issues 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 smaller than needed will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc 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 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 today. Your furnace professional will examine 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 Plainfield and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than determining a calculation established on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At PWA Heating & Cooling Inc, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 815-410-1231. We look forward to helping you.