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What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If it’s time for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, the first step is to identify what size of system will work most appropriately for your home. Having an accurately sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. 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 choose a system that is too large. A system that is too big won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be consistently cycling on and off, which causes 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 choice 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 too often to try to heat your house, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its effort. 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 sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Arrings A/C & Heating 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 assumed based only on square footage. This method often lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will review 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 Humble and how many people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably 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 costs. At Arrings A/C & Heating, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 281-713-8304. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s easier for you. We look forward to working with you.