What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If it’s time for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you will need to identify what size of system will work properly for your indoor space. Having a correctly sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With a bit of research, you’ll be able to find the perfect furnace for your needs.
When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always better.
You will waste a lot of energy and money if you pick a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is larger than you need won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be constantly 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 dodge.
Then there are the issues with a system that is too small. If your system is too small, it will run more frequently 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 minimize the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning 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 figured based only on square footage. This method typically lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. 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 Bishop and how many people 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 properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a huge decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 760-784-9034. We look forward to helping you.