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 soon, you will need to figure out what size of system will work most appropriately for your home. Having a correctly sized system is critical to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With some research, you’ll be able to find the perfect furnace for your needs.

When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always the best.

Your home 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 frequently cycling on and off, which can mean extra wear on your system and can lessen 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 stay away from.

Then there are the challenges with a system that is smaller than you need. If your system is too small, it will run too often to try to heat your space, and it won’t be able to get the job done despite its work. A smaller than needed will work harder, which will decrease the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher utility bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Kelley Mechanical complete 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 determined based only on square footage. This method frequently lead to inaccurate calculations. With advancements in technology and improved 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 Lexington and how many people live in your home. This assessment is definitely much more thorough than providing a calculation based on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is properly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Kelley Mechanical, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a major decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re simply a phone call away at 859-209-3003. You can also schedule an appointment with us online if that’s more convenient for you. We look forward to chatting you.

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