What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be soon, you will need to determine what size of system will work most appropriately for your home. Having an appropriately sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a bit of research, you’ll select the perfect furnace for your needs.
When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always ideal.
You will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is bigger than you need. A system that is too large won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be constantly cycling on and off, which can mean extra wear on your system and can reduce 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 decision you’ll want to stay away from.
Then there are the problems 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 space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its effort. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will minimize 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 Tri County Climate Control LLC perform a load calculation and consult 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 typically lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will examine 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 consider the climate in Bend and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is definitely 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 costs. At Tri County Climate Control LLC, we understand that buying a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 541-238-2797. We look forward to helping you.