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What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you’ll need to identify what size of system will work properly for your home. Having an accurately 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 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 an option you’ll want to dodge.

Then there are the issues 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 effort. A smaller than needed 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 Knoechel Heating Company complete 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 inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will review 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 consider the climate in Zelienople and the number of people 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 properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Knoechel Heating Company, 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 just a phone call away at 724-452-6280. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to helping you.