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 shortly, you will need to determine what size of system will work best for your indoor space. 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 household 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 frequently 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 dodge.

Then there are the challenges 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 minimize 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 Northern Comfort 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 typically lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will review your home as a whole, looking at things like its construction, the color of its roof and how well insulated it is. He or she will also think about the climate in Mankato area and how many people live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than providing 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 Northern Comfort Inc, we understand that buying 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 507-387-6596. We look forward to working with you.

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