What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If you’re looking for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you’ll need to determine what size of system will work most appropriately for your indoor space. Having a correctly sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With some research, you’ll 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 pick 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 frequently cycling on and off, which means extra wear on your system and can shrink the life of your system. An oversized system will not only cost extra 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 necessary. If your system is too small, it will run too often to try to heat your space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its effort. A system that is too small will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not adequately heated. Have a professional, like those at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc 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 typically lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise now. 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 take into consideration the climate in Phoenix and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than coming up with 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 Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating 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 only a phone call away at 602-832-7808. We look forward to chatting you.