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 shortly, the first step is to determine what size of system will work best for your house. Having a correctly sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With a little 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 larger than necessary. A system that is too large won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be frequently 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 dodge.

Then there are the problems with a system that is smaller than necessary. If your system is too small, it will run more often to try to heat your space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its exertion. A too-small system will work harder, which will minimize the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. do 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 frequently lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise today. Your furnace professional will examine 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 West Columbia and how many people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than providing a calculation created on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc., we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 803-265-4208. We look forward to helping you.

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