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What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

February 29, 2016

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you’ll need to figure out 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 indoor space. With a little research, you’ll be able to 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 too large. A system that is too big 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 decision 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 too often to try to heat your house, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its effort. A smaller than needed 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 adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at JTech Mechanical 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 figured based only on square footage. This method typically lead to inappropriate 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 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 Magnolia and how many people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than determining a calculation created on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At JTech Mechanical, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 281-231-8768. We look forward to working with you.