What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If you’re looking for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, the first step is to identify what size of system will work most appropriately for your home. Having an appropriately sized system is important to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With a little research, you’ll be able to find the perfect furnace for your needs.
When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always ideal.
You will waste a lot of energy and money if you install a system that is larger than necessary. A system that is too large 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 reduce 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 an option you’ll want to avoid.
Then there are the problems 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 house, 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 shorten the system’s life span. Also, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Mayeuxs AC & Heating 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 often lead to incorrect 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 Norco and St. Charles Parish and how many people live in your home. This assessment is unquestionably much more thorough than coming up with a calculation established on square footage alone!
If your HVAC system is correctly sized it will keep you more comfortable and save costs. At Mayeuxs AC & Heating, we understand that getting a replacement furnace is a big decision. We are here to help you choose the best system for your home. We’re just a phone call away at (985) 764-2426. We look forward to chatting you.