What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

February 29, 2016

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be soon, you will need to identify what size of system will work properly for your home. Having an accurately 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 better.

You will waste a lot of energy and money if you choose a system that is too large. 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 causes extra wear on your system and can shrink the life of your system. An oversized system will not only cost more money up front, but it will cost you more over time as well. This is a decision 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 often to try to heat your home, 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 Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. perform a load calculation and chat 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 often lead to incorrect calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise now. Your furnace professional will examine 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 think about the climate in the Rio Grande Valley and the number of people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than providing a calculation established on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C., we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you determine the best system for your home. We’re only a phone call away at 956-381-1162. We look forward to working with you.