What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you will need to figure out what size of system will work most appropriately for your indoor space. Having an accurately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. With some research, you’ll be able to find 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 pick a system that is bigger than you need. A system that is too big 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 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 an option you’ll want to avoid.
Then there are the problems with a system that is smaller than necessary. If your system is too small, it will run too often to try to heat your house, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its work. A system that is too small will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. perform a load calculation and confer 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 typically 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 things 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 Northglenn and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than coming up with a calculation created on square footage alone!
If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 303-452-4146. We look forward to chatting you.