What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If you’re looking for a replacement furnace or will be soon, you’ll need to identify what size of system will work best for your house. Having an accurately sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a bit of 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 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 more money up front, but it will cost you more over time as well. This is a decision you’ll want to stay away from.
Then there are the problems with a system that is smaller than you need. If your system is too small, it will run more often to try to heat your house, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its work. A too-small system will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Patterson & Stirling Inc perform 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 determined based only on square footage. This method often lead to inappropriate 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 consider the climate in Erie and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than determining a calculation based on square footage alone!
If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Patterson & Stirling Inc, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 814-308-0416. We look forward to helping you.