What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be soon, you’ll need to determine what size of system will work properly for your indoor space. Having an accurately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With a little research, you’ll find the perfect furnace for your needs.
When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always ideal.
Your home will waste a lot of energy and money if you install 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 extra money up front, but it will cost you more over time as well. This is a choice you’ll want to stay away from.
Then there are the challenges 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 effort. A system that is too small will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at B & B Heating & Cooling perform 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 increased knowledge, things are much more precise today. 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 Florissant 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 correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At B & B Heating & Cooling, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 314-325-7552. We look forward to working with you.