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 in the near future, you will need to figure out what size of system will work properly for your home. Having a correctly sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With some research, you’ll be able to find the perfect furnace for your needs.

When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always the best.

Your household will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is too large. A system that is larger than you need 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 shrink 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 avoid.

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 space, 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. Also, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace complete 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 assumed based only on square footage. This method typically lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will review your home as a whole, looking at factors like its construction, the color of its roof and how well insulated it is. He or she will also consider the climate in Monroe and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than providing a calculation established on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Lanz Furnace and Fireplace, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 608-291-3606. We look forward to chatting you.