What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be in the near future, you’ll need to determine what size of system will work properly for your house. Having a correctly sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With some research, you’ll find the perfect furnace for your needs.
When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better.
Your home will waste a lot of energy and money if you choose a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is too large 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 shrink 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 challenges with a system that is too small. If your system is too small, it will run too often to try to heat your home, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its work. A system that is too small will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Clean Air HVAC 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 assumed based only on square footage. This method frequently lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. 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 take into consideration the climate in Pacheco and how many individuals 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 correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save you money. At Clean Air HVAC, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 925-233-6238. We look forward to chatting you.