What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you will need to determine what size of system will work most appropriately for your home. Having an appropriately sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. 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 ideal.

Your household will waste a lot of energy and money if you choose a system that is bigger than you need. A system that is larger than you need 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 additional 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 issues with a system that is smaller than necessary. If your system is too small, it will run more frequently to try to heat your home, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its exertion. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. do 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 inaccurate 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 think about the climate in Manassas and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than providing 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 Air-Right Energy Design, Inc., we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 703-260-1148. We look forward to working with you.

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