HVAC replacement

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you’re looking for a replacement furnace or will be in the near future, the first step is to figure out what size of system will work properly for your home. Having a correctly sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a little research, you’ll 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 choose a system that is too large. A system that is too large 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 avoid.

Then there are the challenges with a system that is smaller than you need. 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 too-small system will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Thornberry Bros Inc perform 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 figured based only on square footage. This method often lead to incorrect 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 things like its construction, the color of its roof and how well insulated it is. He or she will also consider the climate in Winchester and how many people live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than determining a calculation established on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Thornberry Bros Inc, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 859-745-1564. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to helping you.