What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If it’s time for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, the first step is 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 indoor space. With a bit of research, you’ll be able to find the perfect furnace for your needs.

When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always ideal.

Your household will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is bigger than you need. 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 causes extra wear on your system and can reduce the life of your system. An oversized system will not only cost more money up front, but it will cost you more over time as well. This is an option you’ll want to dodge.

Then there are the problems 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 work. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia do 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 incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and improved 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 Middle Georgia and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than coming up with a calculation based on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Air Concepts of Middle Georgia, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 478-200-5689. We look forward to working with you.

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