What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?

If you are ready for a replacement furnace or will be soon, you’ll need to identify what size of system will work most appropriately for your home. Having an accurately sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your indoor space. With a little research, you’ll select the perfect furnace for your needs.

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

You will waste a lot of energy and money if you choose a system that is larger than necessary. 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 reduce 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 an option 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 exertion. A too-small system will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Plus, you’ll be paying higher energy bills for a home that’s not sufficiently heated. Have a professional, like those at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning complete 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 determined based only on square footage. This method often lead to inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and improved knowledge, things are much more precise today. Your furnace professional will examine your home as a whole, looking at items 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 Winnipeg and how many people live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than coming up with a calculation based on square footage alone!

If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you find the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at 204-272-8128. We look forward to chatting you.

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