What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

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 an accurately sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a bit of research, you’ll 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 install a system that is bigger than you need. A system that is too big won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be consistently cycling on and off, which causes extra wear on your system and can lessen 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 challenges with a system that is too small. 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. Also, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Tokay Heating and 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 frequently lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and increased knowledge, things are much more precise nowadays. Your furnace professional will study 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 take into consideration the climate in Lodi and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than determining a calculation based on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning, we understand that purchasing a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 209-257-3156. We look forward to chatting you.

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