What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you’ll need to determine what size of system will work properly for your indoor space. Having an accurately sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With some research, you’ll select 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 choose a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is too big won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be constantly cycling on and off, which can mean extra wear on your system and can reduce 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 problems with a system that is too small. 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 smaller than needed will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Redhawk 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 figured based only on square footage. This method often lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased 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 consider the climate in Odessa and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than providing a calculation based on square footage alone!
If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 432-237-0168. We look forward to working with you.