What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

You’ve found yourself the point where it’s time for a furnace replacement or perhaps you see this point approaching quickly, but how do you decide the size of system you’ll need? Choosing the correct size is critical for your system’s efficiency and your home’s comfort. There’s a perfect furnace out there for you and your budget.

When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better.

Putting in a system that is too large wastes energy and money. A larger system will always be warming up and cooling down because it’s productivity will not require it to operateas long. This is known as “short cycling” and it increases the wear on your system and in turn reduces the lifespan of your system. An oversized system will cost you more money up front and down the road.

On the other hand, a system that is too small will run too long and will not be able to fully heat your home when the weather gets frigid. An inadequately sized system will have to work harder, your energy expenses may be higher and your comfort will suffer because of that. It’s very important to talk to a professional that will perform a load calculation and advise you on the correct system for your needs.

How is Load Calculation Determined?

A home’s load calculation used to be decided based only on square footage and was often wrong. Technology and knowledge have made a lot of advances since then. When you’re ready for a replacement furnace, one of the pros from Jent Mechanical LLC will study your home as a whole and then be able to provide an accurate load calculation. Load calculations include everything from the construction of your home, amount of insulation, the local climate as well as type and color of your roof, to the number of home occupants – a truly all-encompassing assessment of your needs.

A correctly sized and functioning HVAC system will not only keep you more comfortable, it will also save you money. Purchasing a replacement furnace is a major decision, which is why we want to be sure your system will meet or exceed all of your needs. We are here to help you along during every step of the process. If you are ready for a furnace replacement or have any questions for the professionals at Jent Mechanical LLC, give us a call at 937-845-1111.

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