What Size Should My Replacement Furnace Be?
If it’s time for a replacement furnace or will be shortly, you will need to figure out what size of system will work most appropriately for your house. Having an appropriately sized system is key to its efficiency and the comfort level of your home. With a bit of research, you’ll be able to find the perfect furnace for your needs.
When replacing your system, bigger isn’t always ideal.
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 larger than you need won’t have to run as long, so it’ll be constantly 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 necessary. 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 smaller than needed will work harder, which will shorten the system’s life span. Additionally, you’ll be paying higher heating bills for a home that’s not appropriately heated. Have a professional, like those at Woody's Sudden Service Inc perform a load calculation and consult 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 inappropriate calculations. With advancements in technology and better knowledge, things are much more precise today. Your furnace professional will review 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 think about the climate in Manassas and how many individuals live in your home. This assessment is certainly much more thorough than determining a calculation created on square footage alone!
If your HVAC system is appropriately sized it will keep you more comfortable and save on expenses. At Woody's Sudden Service Inc, 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 703-278-2036. We look forward to chatting you.