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, 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 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 home will waste a lot of energy and money if you install 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 means 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 choice you’ll want to dodge.

Then there are the issues with a system that is smaller than you need. If your system is too small, it will run more frequently to try to heat your space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its work. A too-small system will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning complete 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 determined based only on square footage. This method frequently lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise today. Your furnace professional will study 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 take into consideration the climate in Bossier City and how many people live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than providing a calculation created on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 800-COOLING. We look forward to chatting you.

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