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 soon, the first step is to determine what size of system will work properly for your house. Having an appropriately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your house. 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 household will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is too large. A system that is too big won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be constantly cycling on and off, which can mean extra wear on your system and can reduce 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 too small. 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 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 inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise today. Your furnace professional will study your home as a whole, looking at factors like its construction, the color of its roof and how well insulated it is. He or she will also think about the climate in West Columbia and the number of 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 properly 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 803-796-9172. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s easier for you. We look forward to helping you.

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